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Traditional Frosh-Soph Football Game. 

Phi Mu Delta business meeting and election of alumni officers. 


Buffet luncheons at Phi Mu Delta, Bond and Key and Theta Chi. Snack Bar in G. A. will be open 

for alumni desiring to lunch there. 

Bond and Key annual meeting. 


Kick-off — Haverford - S. U. Football Game. 

Theta Chi business meeting and election of alumni officers. 

Phi Mu Delta annual alumni dinner at Blue Hill restaurant. 

Theta Chi and Bond and Key annual Banquets (places to be announced later). 

Homecoming Dance in alumni gymnasium. 

Alumni are reminded to register in G. A. Lounge sometime during the day. 






Once more the Philadelphia club will 
be host to the football team and band at 
a dinner to be held after the Swarthmore 
game at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. 
Winona Avenue and Chester Pike. Nor- 
wood. Saturday. October 9. At noon the 
ladies of the club will serve a luncheon 
to the band, cheer leaders and faculty 
at the home of Clyde and Helen Spitzner. 
201 Morlyn Avenue. Bryn Mawr. Pastor 
of Emanuel Lutheran church is Dr. Dallas 
C. Baer '20. The church is located just 
five minutes from the Swarthmore 


2nd Annual Brid^ Party will be held 
Friday. October 8 at the Suburban Hotel, 
Harrison Street, East Orange under the 
leadership of Jo Hoy Lamb '33 and Ida 
Prederickson '21. A committee composed 
of Mrs. Lamb. Mrs. Frederickson. Dick 
Scharfe '31. Dorothy Hochstuhl '43. Mrs. 
Lewis Drumm. Sr.. and Margaret Hartley 
'30 made all the arrangements. Letters 
sent to the New Jersey and New York 
district club members said in part . . . 
"you may play Bridge. Canasta or Samba 
— adequate parking facilities — proceeds to 
go to the Conservatory of Music building 
fund— tickets. $1.25 per— time. 8:30 P.M." 
During the evening a few minutes will 
be taken to present a slate of officers who 
will be asked to serve as a board of di- 
rectors for the club during the coming 


Mrs. Jean Hodgdon '38, R.D. 1. Mountain 
Top. president, is planning to call a 
meeting of the club sometime in October. 

Donald Ford, because of a recent move 
to Greensburg. has resigned as president 
of the club. A successor will be appointed 
in the near future. 


Sunbury is planning an early Fall 
meeting to coincide with some evening 
activity on the campus. Tentative plan 
is to have dinner at perhaps the Dutch 
Pantry and repair to the campus to en- 
joy a concert, play or similar activity. 
President is Harold Benion, Broadway 
Road, R.D. 1, Milton. 

President Spitzner Thanks 
Alumni for Sugg:estions 

-I am very- grateful ," said president 
Clyde Spitzner, "for the responses to the 
original letter that was mailed out, with 
regard to suggestions by various alumni. 

"AH suggestions have been well received 
and I h:pe mere alumni will write. In all 
cases the suggestions have been noted and 
will be adhered to. My deep appreciation", 
continued president Clyde, "to Mrs. Charles 
Homan of Swedesboro. Bill Treon cf Sha- 
mckin. Fancher Wolfe of Minneapolis, 
Blair Heaton of Selir.sgrove. M. P. Mcller, 
Jr.. of Hagerstown. Mrs. Larry Isaacs of 
Hellertown. Bill Clark of Allentown and 
Mrs. Warren Lamb of Maplewocd. N. J., 
t; mention just a few." 

Lehigh Valley Alumni 
Club Being Organized 

Under the dynamic leadership of Bill 
Clark '48. a strong committee of gradu- 
ates frcm the Allentown, Bethlehem, 
Easton area met on August 4 to consider 
plans for a new district Alumni Club to 
be known as the Lehigh Valley Alumni 
Club of Susquehanna University. 

Pi'esent at the organization meeting 
were Orville B. Landis '26, Erma Stahl 
Everitt '23, Isabella Horn Klick '34, Will- 
iam S. Clark '48. Nevin C. T. Shaffer '49, 
Margaret Ide Maguire '33. 

Bill Clark was unanimously elected 
chairman cf the planning committee and 
Erma Stahl Everitt Secretary-Ti-easurer. 
Plans were made to hold the first meet- 
ing on Friday evening, October 11, at the 
Lehigh Valley Club 1544 Hamilton St„ 
Allentown at 7:30 p.m. President and 
Mrs. G. Morris Smith and Mr. and Mrs. 
Clyde R. Spitzner will be the guests of 
the newly activated club. Dr. Smith will 
deliver the main address and Clyde 
Spitzner will bring a message from the 
General Alumni Association. 

A program committee is working on 
details for the evening's entertainment. 
At this first meeting of the club tempor- 
ary officers will be elected, and a Con- 
stitution and By-laws committee will be 
appointed so that arrangements and plans 
can be made far effecting a permanent 

Some thirty-five graduates in the area 
have signified their interest in attending. 

Current Contributions 
To Loyalty Fund Twice 
Last Year's Receipts 

Last year, Susquehanna's Alumni Loy- 
alty Fund totaled $2,726.76. with 183 con- 
tributors. With less than $1,000 contri- 
buted the year before, officers of the 
Association are confident the total will 
continue to increase to the point where 
the alumni will take pride in its financial 
support of their alma mater. 

Included in the above amount are not 
the many contributions in support of 
district club projects. 

This year there has been an enthusiastic 
response to the letter sent out in early 
September by President Clyde Spitzner. 

List of early 1954-55 contributors 

1S<)1— B. Mende Wagenseller 
183<)— .J D. Bogar. Jr. 
1902— D. B. MoKst 
190''— Sara Snyder Walter 
1908— Bertha Hough Federlin 

Dr. George F. Dunkelberger 
1914 — Mary Mower,v Zak 
1915— N. A. Danowsky 
1917— Herbert S. Rausch 
1919- Rey. Willard D. Allbeck 
1921— Dr. O, H. Aurand 

M. P. Moller. Jr. 
1924— Alyin W. Carpenter 
1925— Dr. N. R, Banner 
1926— Lee Boyer 

W. Alfred Streamer 
1927— Emily Craig 
1928— Sister Dorothy Gotf 

^'izabeth .Stong Eichelberger 

Mary Farlling 
1931— Rey. Paul W. Hartllne 

S. Walter Foulkrod 
1932— Thelma Crebs 

Dr. Andrew V. Kozak 

Rey. Lewis R. Fox 
1933 — I. Donald Steele 

Martha A. Fisher 
1934— Rey. E. M. Clapper 
1935— Dr. John F. Hanna 
1936— Eugene D. Mitchell 
1937— Walter S. VanPo.yck 
1938 — Rey. Karl E. Kniseley 

Mary Heim Dayey. Jr. 
1941 — Margaret Dunkle Kniseley 
1943 — Lawrence Isaacs 

Anita Bashore Rotli 
1944 — Catherine Byrod Whitman 
1945 — Natalie Kresge Isaacs 

Mary Moyer Bringman 
1946— Marie Klick Hodick 
1947 — Virginia Hallock Damiencki 
1948— Rey. Augustus Tietbohl 

Rey, Dale Bringman 
1949— Columbus and Mrs. (Ella Fetherolfi Raup 

Joyce Bell 

Jean Blecher Berninger 

Evan and Mrs. (Frances Lybargen Zlock 

1952— Charles Bomboy 

Lynne Light foot 

Patricia F. Heathcote 
1953— Ens. Marvel Cowling 


Dr. Amos A. Stagg, Sr. 

Bertiia Hein 

William W. Tomlin.'ion 

Homecoming _ Saturday, November IBth, 1954 

Entered as .second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24. 1912. Published 
four times a year by the Susquehanna University. Selinsgrove. Pa., in the months of September, December, Mai-ch and June. 




Alumni Office Seeking 
Information on "Lost" 
Alumni for Directory 

During the summer the alumni ofBce 
worked hard to get the alumni records 
up to date and prepared listings for the 
printer. Bids were received and most of 
the copy is ready t3 be put into his hands. 
The job is bigger than at first expected. 
Many alumni have failed to keep the office 
informed of their current addresses. We 
are listing herewith the names in our 
"lost" alumni files and urgently request 
anyone knowing of their whereabouts to 
write us immediately. 

Adams. William: Ahlbrandt. Harry J.: Almeda. 
Joseph M. : Ambicki. John; Anne. Mrs. George; 
Ash, Edith (Mrs. P. D. Wright i . 

Baer. Charles E. ; Bair. Jesse D.; Baker. Paul 
N,: Barb. Henry K.; Barret, Mrs. H, S. iTheodora 
Rodgersi : Battersby. Louis H.; Bauder. Mrs. 
Mabel J.; Bauder. Martin; Bavitz. Frank J.; 
Beaver. Paul R.; Bell, Harried M.; Bell. Her- 
bert N. : Bowen. George T.; Burrell. Mrs. K. 
iKalherine Fochti; Bieber. B. F.; Bier. Cath- 
erine S.; Billow. Creston R. ; Biltz. Frederick 
W,; Bingaman, Reno E.; Bohn. Mrs. J. D. 
(Anna M. Moyeri ; Booth. G. Robert; Botdorf. 
Jennie; Boush. Lucille C; Bower. Marjorie J.; 
Bo'.ves. Leroy N,; Boyer. Mrs. C. (Beulah M. E. 
Rathfoni; Boyer, Mabel; Brennaman. Hilda M.; 
Brooks. Mrs. H. V. (Helen J. Harris! ; Brosius. 
Buela E. iMrs. H. C. Fisher i ; Brown, A. M.; 
Brown. Harrison; Buckley. Sara E. (Mrs. R. T. 
Ra>niond!; Burrel. Mrs. K. (Katherine Pochtl; 
Bush. L A.; Butler. Mary E. 

Carmer, Carl: Cartwright. Albert S.; Chick 
Amelia M.: Clark. Max C; Clark. Mrs. M. C. 
(Mildred Patterson i; Clark. Andrew, A. Jr. 
Cleaver, Mrs. J. P. (Paulien E. Walkeri ; Clifford. 
Fra;icis A.; Cochrane. J. D'onald; Cole. Edith 
G.; Conrad. Harry F.; Conway. Mrs. J. J. Jr., 
(Muriel A. Phillips! ; Coren, David; Crouse. Harrs 
J.; Grouser. Wm, E.; Cupper. Carrie A. 

Daniel. Olive M.; Darsie. Mrs. J. H. (Marian 
Kimmeli; Davies, Harriet P.; Dean. Elizabeth; 
Delay. John F. : Dewire, Beatrice (Mrs. G. E. 
Moser! ; Dieffenbach. Earl G.; Dillon. Rita; 
E'l.xon. Jesse G.; Donnell. Robert P.; Dornsife. 
Mrs. R. (Margaret William! ; Dornsife. Robert; 
Dougherty, W. J.; Dunwoody. Florence M. ; 
Dwinchich, Chester C. 


Easterbiook. Arthur M.; Eichman. Clarence 
B.; Elsenhuth. Mrs. Carl; Elbright. Mrs. H. L. 
(Regina Mertz!; Ely. J. R.; Ertley. David; Evans, 
Charles B.; Evans. Sara H. 

Pahricger. Harry: Feitusch, Henry p.; Feld. 
Carl W.; Fisher, Mrs. H. C. (Buela E. Brosius!; 
Focht, Katherine (Mrs. Katherine BurrellJ ; 
Folk. Roy J.; Prior. W. E.; Fuge, Wilfred W.; 
Fullmer. Hannan E. 


Garvey. Mrs. L, A. (Anna E. Hoffman!; Gaul. 
Joseph P.; Gavin. Anna J.; Ga.vior. William M.; 
Geiser, K. Irene; Gemberling. Harry A.; George. 
D. R.; Gilbert. Raymond O.; Giles. Leafy P.; 
Gunszberger, Aaron S.; Glou, Alice P.; Gor- 
man. Edward T.; Grady. Joseph A.; Gray, Mrs 
James E.; Green, Bert M. ; Griffiths, William; 
Grossman. M. Luther; Gundrum. Charles. 

Alumni Office Seeking on Page 6 


Oct. 2— Ursinus H 

Oct. 9 — Swarthmore A 

Oct. 16 — National Aggies H 

( Parents' Day) 

Oct. 30 — Juniata H 

Nov. 6 — Wagner A 

Nov. 13 — Haverford H 



Although the alumni office is not 
in receipt of new developments, plans 
have been made for a Reunion of the 
class of 1939 to be held on the campus 
HOMECOMING, November 13. Mem- 
bers who have not yet done so, should 

126 Fairview St., Hyde Villa, 
Reading, Pa 



176 Freshmen Among 
194 New Students on 
Hand as Classes Start 

Opening the 97th year with a freshman 
class that far exceeded the hopes of the 
administration, classes on the campus got 
under way September 20 after five days of 
orientation for new students who were 
warmly welcomed into Susquehanna's 

With a goal of 150 set for this year's 
Centennial class, the final count stood at 
176. Over and above this number 12 
transfer students have enrolled, and six 
former Susquehanna students have re- 
turned, of whom several have seen mili- 
tary service. The number of new students 
on the campus, therefore, comes to 194 
almost half of our total student body. 

Once again the alumni can take a bow 
for efforts in the direction of student re- 
cruiting. Close to half of our freshman 
came to Susquehanna through the in- 
fluence of some former student. 

Special speaker at this year's Convo- 
cation was Malcolm E. Musser, dean of 
men at Bucknell University. A coach 
and student of physical education for 
many years. Dean Musser enlivened his 
address with many stories from the foot- 
ball world. Speaking on the subject 
"What is the Purpose of Education", he 
said, "The example of Jesus, advancing 
in wisdom, in stature and in favor with 
God and man, is the best answer." 

FYeshman orientation this year under 
the able leadership of Rose Marie Shar- 
retts, senior student of Bloomsburg, went 
off with a bang. Starting with a party in 
the gymnasium, both men and women 
students had several days of so much 
fun and fellowship that classes Monday 
morning were a restful relief. 

During the first week. President and 
Mrs. Smith held receptions in their home 
on several occasions to both faculty and 
student groups. These receptions have 
become something of a tradition at Sus- 
quehanna and have an important part 
in the early spirit of warmth and friend- 
liness that pervades the campus. 

President Smith Says 
Next Four Years Vital 
In College's History 

"The time is ripe for a more penetrating 
analysis of the aims and objectives of the 
university." Thus wrote our Middle States 
evaluators. What did they mean? Was 
it not that a college must have a carefully 
thought out plan for the years ahead, in- 
volving its overmastering purpose, the 
kind of college it wants to be, the curric- 
ula it offers, the size of its enrollment, 
the kind of students it desires to have, 
the type of faculty it would maintain, and 
the spirit and tradition it wants to 

Like a boat without compass and 
steering gear a college may easily drift 
with the tide. In so doing it may admit 
more students than it has the facilities 
to educate, allow vocational currilcula to 
overbalance liberal arts, admit students 
incapable of profiting by its courses, 
keep them too long for their own good and 
the schorlarly morale of the college. It 
is against casualnes.s — thoughtless, topsy- 
turvey development that the committee 

The size of a new building will be 
governed by the enrollment envisaged; the 
number of students admitted to each 
curriculum will depend upon the main 
curricular purpose of the college; the re- 
quirements for admission will be determ- 
ined by the intellectual tempo of the in- 
stitution; the quality of the faculty will 
be affected by the academic standards of 
the college as well as by the moral and 
spiritual purpose. The several elements 
of a college must be kept in balance by 
the purpose it has. 

Writes the accrediting commission: 
"The next four years is the time to out- 
line plans and lay foundations to realize 
the ideal. It is clear that Susquehanna 
University has much that is real and fine 
to idealize. The task is no light one to 
discover and maintain its long range 
value and ideals among the strains and 
stresses of this somewhat complicated 
one-world. It will require the united, 
well-directed efforts of all its suptjorters 
— trustees, faculty and staff, alumni and 
alumnae, students and their parents, as 
well as the United Lutheran Church in 
America, the Central Pennsylvania Synod, 
and other friends and well wishers to 
start the second century on a basis worthy 
of the first." 









. Susquehdnnans on Parade - 

'AO <^*'^'''^* •*• '*"''' ^^^ recently been 
[jLd elected president of the Buffalo 





Valley Telephone Company, Lewisburg. 
Mr. Ruhl has long been one of Union 
County's most prominent citizens. 

Dr. Paul M. Kinpcrts has resigned 
his pastorate in Charleston. S. C 
where for 10 years he served as past:r cf 
the largest Lutheran congregation in the 
South, and is now a Mission Developer 
in the Florida Syncd. He has also just 
completed a two-year term as chairman 
of the board of Trustees of Newberry 
College. Mrs. Kinports is Keath Anna 
Shields x'14. 

Dr. Eugene T. Adams, director of 
the division cf philosophy and reli- 
gion at Colgate University, has been ap- 
pointed dean of the faculty. Dr. Adams 
joined the Colgate faculty in 1931. 

Rev. George N. Young has been ap- 
pointed chaplain at the Danville 
State Hospital. For the past three months 
he has served as an instructor in clini- 
cal pastoral training courses at St. Luke's 
Hospital. N. Y. C. 

Rev. Russell T. Shilling, long-time 
pastor of the Davidsville Lutheran 
Church, has resigned to accept a pastor- 
ate in Hanover, Pa. Aside from the acti- 
vities of his parish. Pastor Shilling is 
associated with the Reserve Corps of the 
Chaplains, in the capacity cf Major. Mrs, 
Shilling is Flora Ellmore x'33. and their 
two sons. Fred and Stanley are presently 
attending Susquehanna. 
JOfl Dr. Andrew V. Kozak, Concord 
OLi state Teachers College, Athens, W. 
Va... in a featured article in a recent issue 
of "Trained Men", de.scribes his new 
method of teaching mathematics under 
the title "Kalgometrics — Faster Progress 
in Math". 

J(\r' John F. Hanna, member cf the 
OJ faculty of the State College High 
School and head baseball coach, received 
his Ed.D. in August at Pennsylvania State 

Hazel Naugle received her Ed.D. in June 
from New York University. Dr. Naugle 
left July 14 for Southern India where 
she will resume her work as a Lutheran 
educational missionary at Bhimavaram. 
As Director cf Christian Education at 
Andhra, she will serve churches with a 
total Lutheran congregation cf 240,000. 

Albert Rubis has been elected principal 
of the Johnstown High School. 

Erie I. Shobert II at a Seminar on 
Electrical Contacts, held in State College 
this summer and attended by 170 scien- 
tists and engineers from research labora- 
tories and universities all over the coun- 
try, was cne of the principal lecttu-ers. 


'40 » 

B. Henrj- Shafer has accepted the 

position cf principal in the Senior 
High School in Wyomi.ssing. Mr. Shafer 
received his MA from Columbia in 1941 
and for the past 15 years has been on the 
faculty cf the Hanover Senior High 

'00 ****■ ^^''^ ^- Knisely wa.s the prin- 
OO cipal figure in a featured article 
illustrated in a recent issue of "The 
Lutheran" concerning the value of reli- 
gion within industry. The article dis- 
cussed a "meditation program" within in- 
dustries of Latrobe, Pa. and was spon- 
sored by 16 Protestant and Catholic 
churches. Rev. and Mrs. i Margaret 
Dunkle x'41t Knisely have recently moved 
to Glendale, California. 

Rev. Jchn Gensel, of Piketon, Ohio, 
was featured in a story in the 
August 16 issue of "Life" magazine under 
the title "Faith Moves With Worshippers". 
Accompanied by two pages cf pictures, 
the story describes Pastor Gensel's work 
with migrant workers at the site cf a huge 
uranium processing plant being built by 
the government. 

Dr. Jchn A. Leam was recently appoint- 
ed pathologist at the Community Hospital, 
Sunbury after having completed a three- 
year fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. 
Cleveland. Ohio. Dr. and Mrs. i Eleanor 
Croft '39) will reside in Northumberland, 

) i -J Donald L. Fcrd has recently been 
^J. been appointed General Agent of 
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance 
Company which includes southwestern 
Pennsylvania e.nd seven counties in Ohio 
and West Virginia. He will reside in 
Greensburg. Pa. 

Eugene DeBarr, Jr. has been ap- 
pointed a member of a psychiatric 
team in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He has 
been working for the past year, while 
studying at Northwestern University, as 
instructor and vocational counselor with 
veterans in Ohio and in his new position 
W'ill wcrk primarily with children and 

^ An Jean L. Huver has recently been 
T I appointed organist and choir di- 
rector of AUentown's Calvary Moravian 
Church. Jean is an elementary teacher 
at the Jefferson School and as a talented 
cellist plays with the Lehigh Valley Sym- 

' /I ^^^'- Augustus V. Tietbohl has ac- 
^0 cepted a new charge in Nanticokt' 
Pa. Pastor Tietbohl previously had served 
a pastorate in Philadelphia. 

Stanley H. Mummey recently ac- 
cepted the position of teacher of 
music in the Muncy High School. Stan 


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and Mrs. (Hope Spicer '46) will reside 
at 213 South Main Street, Muncy. 

Richard E. Acciavatti after having 
received his B.S. and M.S. in 
Psychology and Guidance at Pennsyl- 
vania State University has accepted a 
position as Direct:r of Rehabilitation at 
the Cresson Sanatorium, Cres;:n, Pa. 

James C. Gehris has received his M.D. 
from Hahnemann and he and Mrs. 
(Martha Martin '51), with their son John, 
will reside in Reading where Dr. Gehris 
will serve hi.5 internship at the Reading 

Marianne Fague who recently was 
commissioned a Lutheran mission- 
ary at services held at St. Stephen's 
Lutheran Church, Lancaster, will enter 
the mission field in British Guiana, S. A. 

Mrs. Joy M. Sheaffer ijoy McCahan) 
who for the past three years has taught 
music at the Laurelton State Village, re- 
cently accepted a position as teacher of 
music in the East Juniata High School. 

John E. Diehl during the past sum- 
mer received his M.S. in agricul- 
tural and biological chemistry. Mrs. Diehl 
is Maxine Chambers '52. 

Kenneth A. Lenker who received his 
discharge from the Army in July will be 
associated with the Providence Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. Philadelphia. 

Jacquelyn McKeever has had several 
successful roles in the summer theatre 
appearing in the Paper Mill 
Millburn, N. J. She has had leading roles 
in two productions, "Carmen" and "Okla- 
homa." After gi-aduating from Susque- 
hanna she studied at Julliard and taught 
music in the public schools of Livingston, 
N. J., where she produced a music festival 
with a cast cf 1,500 children. 

Ned M. Arbogast, teaching at Mid- 
dleburg High School; Henry R 
Albright, Jr., student University of Penn- 
sylvania Law School; George B, Backer, 
student Hahnemann Medical College, 
Philadelphia; Kenneth H. Bothwell, per- 
sonnel trainee, Sears, Roebuck & Co., 
Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. (Carolyn Lucas) 
Robert Bnyer, teaching Penn Hall, Cham- 
ber-burg, Pa.; Kay G. Campbell, teacher- 
coach. Jersey Shore High School; Jane 
K. Cline, teaching. Red Bank. N. J.; 
Reed L. Detar, student. University of 
Penn.syvania; Marilyn J. Fetterolf, Johns- 
town Bank & Co.; Edward Flowers, 
Ft. Jackson, S. C; Roy A. Poor. Everett 
Hardwood Lumber Co., Everett, Pa.; Mrs. 
I Nora Steinhards) Galins. student, Mass. 
Memorial Hospital. Boston, Mass.; Joyce 
K. Gilbert, teaching in Jer.sey Shore High 
School; John Gass, Retail Credit Co., 
Shamokin; Wallace Gordon, G. & G. 
Realty Co., Scranton; Patricia A. Hess, 
Secretary, Jefferson Hospital, Philadel- 
phia; Marilyn J. Huyett, Technical Assist- 
ant, Bell Telephone Co. Laboratories. Al- 
Susquehannans on Parade on Page 8 






Amig — daughter Lee, born en June 24 
tD Lola Robinson '50 and Donald J. 
Amig, Harrisburg. This is the Amig's 
first child. 

Cady — Ruth Sidney, born July 19 to 
Dorothy Haffner '41 and Lawrence 
Cady '42. Mr. and Mrs. Cady reside in 
Barstow. California. 

Downers — Michael Wayne, born to Mar- 
garet Walter '45 and William Downers 
July 19, in Bethpage, N. Y. 

Grund — Gretchen Lyn. born on May 8 to 
Lcis Seyhrecht x49 and Charles Grund 
'50 of Reading. The Grunds have one 
other child, Gregory. 

Hains — daughter Shelly Ann, born August 

•12 to Fioris Guyer '50 and Herbert Hains 
'51 cf Livingston. N. J. Shelly Ann is 
the second daughter to Mr. and Mrs. 

Outerbridge— son Peter Burchell. b:rn to 
Margaret Latta '49 and Warren Outer- 
bridge '49 on May 28. Rev. and Mrs. 
Outerbridge reside in South Wales, 

Riegel — Susan Lynne, born May 20 to Dr. 
'47 and Mrs. George E. Riegel cf Se- 
wickley. The Riegels have one other 
child. Beth. 

Saler— Philip Roy, July 31, in Tcnawanda, 
N. Y. born to Barbara Lease '50 and 
Merle Saler. Their daughter, Jane 
Ellen, is two years old. 

Luther League Convention on Campus 

Pictured above is cne of several work shops held during the Central Pennsylvania 
Luther League Conference which met on campus July 21-23. Leader of above mission 
work shop was Mrs. Smith, wife of P>resident G. Morris Smith, shown at the left. Nancy 
Bumbarger, Somerset, member cf this year's freshman class, is on the extreme right. 

Smith— Elizabeth Leigh, born August 15 
to Rev. '44 and Mrs. George M. Smith 
cf Strasburg, 'Va. 

Shcemaker — Mark Richard, born Septem- 
ber 1 to Joan Bates '53 and Donald 
Shoemaker "51. The Shoemakers reside 
in Pittsburgh. 

Young — Laurie Ann, b:rn September 6. to 
Mr. '54 and Mrs. Richard Young of 
Northumberland. The daughter is their 
first child. 

Bomboy — James Ru.ssell, July 15, to Rev. 
and Mrs. (Betty Smith) Bomboy '48, at 
Stoystown, Pa. 


Dr. William W. Bonney, '27, physician 
in Perkasie for the past 19 years, died at 
his home on August 27 at the age of 49. 
He had served on the staffs of Grand 
View Hospital and Quakertown Commu- 
nity Hospital. He also was a member of 
the Board of Education cf the Sellers- 
ville-Perkasie school system and was 
physician for the Perkasie Board of 
Health. He is survived by his wife, and 
one son. 

Luther D. Grossman, '16, former Direc- 
tor cf Physical Education at Susquehanna 
and well-known in recent years as Super- 
intendent cf the Tressler Lutheran Home 
for Children at Lcysville, Penna.. died 
unexpectedly on August 10. 

At Susquehanna, from 1927 to 1935, he 
.served his alma mater as Director of 
Physical Education and Alumni Secretary. 

Surviving are his widow, a daughter 
Mrs. Robert Starr of Philadelphia, and 
a son John G. of Washington, Penna. 

Piummer P. Williamson, '18. died in 
May at his home in Davidsville, Penna. 
He had been engaged for many years as 
an insurance agent and was secretary- 
treasurer of the Conemaugh "Valley Mutual 
Fire Insurance Co. Three of Mr. William- 
son's daughters are graduates of Susque- 
hanna— Mrs. Robert Kelly (Ruth '36 1, 
Mrs. John Adams (Dorothy '43) and Mrs. 
John Matthews (Evelyn '43), and his son- 
in-law. Dr. John W. Matthew, '41. 

Gecrge W. Cassler '20, assistant super- 
intendent cf Allegheny County Schools 
since 1943, was stricken fatally by a heart 
attack September 22 at his home in Cora- 
opclis. His only immediate sm'vivor is 
his widow. Christine Schoch '19. Mr. 
Cassler for many years had been active in 
the General Alumni association and from 
1948 to 1951 was its president. 




meet the bride and bridegroom 

Alumni Office Seeking from Page 3 

ELIZABETH REESE 41 became the 
bride of Ned McGhee July 12 in the Grove 
Avenue Methodist Church. Johnstown. 
Beth Mr. and Mrs. McGhee are members 
of the Ferndale High School faculty. They 
will reside at 1641 Franklin Street. Johns- 

CATHERINE J. BYROD '44 this past 
summer became the bride of Clayton K. 
Whitman. The ceremony was performed 
in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Steelton. Mr. ar.d Mrs. Whitman are re- 
siding at 335 Pine Street, Steelton. 

JOANN HORT '50 became the bride of 
Charles W. L. Moyer in a ceremony per- 
formed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale 
Richart early in August. Mr. Moyer is 
an insurance agent with an office in Lans- 
dale where the couple will reside. 

September 11 GERALD E. MOORHEAD 
"51. pastor of Liberty Valley Lutheran 
Church, married Betty G. Winey. daugh- 
ter of Rine G. Winey '13, in Trinity Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church. Selinsgrdve. Dr. 
Percy M. Linebaugh presented traditional 
wedding music and Reverend Paul Haffly 
'5j and Rine G. Winey. Jr. '46 were ushers. 
Pastor and Mrs. Moorhead will reside in 


Barbara A. BaiTy were married June 26 
at the home of the bride in Germantown. 
Mrs. Patterson is serving as professor of 
pediatrics at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and Mr. Patterson is associated 
with Yale and Towne. Philadelphia. 

Wilma R. Shephard and RICHARD 
K. JONES '52 were united in marriage 
this summer in Waldens Methodist 
Church. Stapleton. Mr. Jones at present 
is stationed with the U. S. Army. Camp 
Gordon. Ga. and Mrs. Jones is engaged in 
the teaching profession. 

JANET L. WINGERT '52 and Dale W. 
Yetter were married recently in the First 
Baptist Church, Newark 'Valley. N. Y. 
Maid of honor was Ethel McGrath '52 and 
one of the bridesmaids was Lois Renfer 
'52. Mr. and Mrs. Yetter will reside at 
R. D. 2. Johnson City. N. Y. 

BARB.1RA J. EASTON '52 became the 
bride of Spurgeon S. Johns. Jr. on August 
28 in the Moxham Lutheran Church, 
Johnstown. Mr. Johns is stationed with 
the Army at Camp Crowder, Mo. and Mrs. 
Johns this fall will teach in Neosho. Mo. 

MAXINE YOCUM '53 became the bride 
recently of ROBERT T. SHADE '54. Bob 
will enter Seminary this fall. 

NORA STEINHARDS '54. so the alumni 
office has learned, is now Mrs. Galins and 
is residing at 54 Paul Gore St.. Jamaica 
Plains. Mass. Mrs. Galins is a student at 
Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Boston. 

DRUMM '54 were married June 15 in the 

Berwick Baptist chuixh. Mrs. Crawford 
will continue as supervisor of vocal in- 
struction at Laurelton State Village while 
Phil is stationed with the Army at Fort 
Leonard Wood. Mo. 

CAROLYN R. LUCAS '54 became the 
bride of Robert D. Boyer recently in 
the Second Lutheran Church. Chambers- 
burg. The Rev. Paul B. Lucas '28. father 
of the bride, performed the ceremony. 
Mr. and Mrs. Boyer will reside at 226 
East Washington Street. Chambersburg. 
R. JOAN DIGGAN '54 became the bride 
of HERBERT N. KRAUSS '54 in June 
Herb is stationed with the Army at Fort 
Jackson. S. C. and Joan will continue to 
reside at their residence. 337 Smyser 
Street. York. 

ARTHUR K. OLSON '53 were married 
June 26 and are residing at 137 North 
Walnut Street. East Orange. N. J. 

JOANN D. MOSHOLDER '54 became 
the bride of Prank R. Layman recently 
and is now living at 735 East 1st Place. 
Mesa. Arizona where Joann is teaching. 
MERRILL W. SHAFER '51 and Elena 
Camilli were married on August 28 at the 
First Congretational Church. Pittsfield. 
Mass. Mrs. Nelda Shafer Davis '51 was 
one of the bridesmaids. The couple is 
residing at 2C0 Bradley Avenue, State 
College. Pa. 

3 New Faculty Members 
Join University Staff 

Three new faculty members are on the 
campus for the first time — Dr. Jane F. 
Barlow, teacher of Latin and Greek, Dr. 
Lyder L. Unstad, who will teach courses 
in Business Administration, and Miss 
Prances A. Rhoads, instructor of physical 
education for women. 

Dr. Barlow is a graduate of Smith Col- 
lege and received her Ph.D. from Johns 
Hopkins University. She has come to 
Susquehanna from Moravian Seminary 
for girls 

Dr. Unstad has been professor of Eco- 
nomics at Thiel College. He is a graduate 
of Concordia and received his Ph.D. from 
Ohio State University. 

Miss Rhoads in June received her de- 
gree from the Sargent School of Physi- 
cal Education, Boston, and is a graduate 
of Shamokin high school. 

Mr. Robert L. Amy on leave of absence 
last year to complete his doctorate, has 
returned to Susquehanna and will con- 
tinue his teaching in the Science Depart- 


Hafer. Mrs. Mary L.: Hall. James W.; Hall, 
Elizabeth iMrs, James Neideighi; Handford, 
Hui!h: Harrington. Mrs. Henry <Gladice E. Sig- 
worlhi: Hauke. Paul L; Heim. W. W.; Hennig, 
Clillord B.; Henninger. Essie V,; Herbster. Artie 
G.: Hettig, Stewart B,; Heurich, Mrs. Charles 
lAlma C. Thompsoni; Hilbish. William B.; 
HotTman. Anna E. (Mrs. Leo A, Garveyi; Hogue. 
Mrs. Ricliard W. Jr. iLeone E. Holtzapplei ; Hoke. 
Myrtle M.; Houseliolder. John; Holthusen, A. 
H.; Huang. Lo; Hubbard. Merle E ; Hudkins, 
Winfield S.: Hurst. Clarence A, 

Imboden. Harry M.; Imler. John; Iiikrote. E. 

Jones. Sylvanus; Jones, Edward H.: Johnson, 
Hannah M. : Kallir. Rosemary iMrs. Richard 
Levii; Keebler. Oscar S.; Keil. Henry J.; Keller. 
John W.; Kemp. Benjamin B.; Kerstetter. Frank 
L.; Ketner. Mrs. John; Kimmel. Marian iMrs. 
James H. Darsiei; Klaehn, O. C. D.; Klick, 
Marvin W.; Kline-Gearhart. Minnie L,; Kloss. 
Knight. George D.; Kosuhowski. Mrs. 
A. ilsabelle M, Moritzi; Kuster. Cloyd 


Maude E. 

William B.; Lauver. Guy C; Lawrence, 
Leadmon. Mrs, Harry D. "Faye A. 
Lisinski. John L.; Long. Ray K.; Lucas, 
iMrs. E. E. Owensi; Lvtcr. Ruth. 
McCarrell, Mrs. J. C. iJennie Scharfl; Mc- 
Groarty. Frank P.; McKeehan. M. Catherine 
I Mrs. Robert N. Smith i. 
Machette. Grace; Maddox. Mrs. Ruth W. iRuth 
N. Wrayi; Magee. Leila H.; Martens. Mrs. Mary; 
Martin, Mrs. Mabel (Mabel J. Bauderi; Martin, 
Milton; Meals, G. W.; Meals. I. N.; Meehan, 
Jacob H.; Mertz. Regina iMrs. H. L. Elbrightl; 
Meyer, Albert C; Mifflin, Plummer; Miller. Floyd: 
Milligan, Mrs. J, S. iShirley Reichi; Milton, 
Frank; Moritz. Isabelle M. iMrs. Stanley A. 
KosulliOwskii ; Morning, Kathryn L. iMrs. Kath- 
ryn M. Meyers! ; Morrison, Mrs. J. H. iPearl B. 
Keelei I ; Morrison. J. H.; Moser, George E.,: 
Moser, Mrs. G. E. (Beatrice DeWirei; Myers. 
Mrs. Kathryn M. iKathryn L. Morningi. 

PICTURE CREDITS — cover, football 
team and freshman girls with Dr. Gil- 
bert done by Bill Davenport '53, Luther 
League group done by Eugene Kolva '55. 

To College Curriculum 

After two years of planning and conler- 
ences, Susquehanna and the University of 
Pennsylvania have established a joint 
five-year curriculum enabling Susque- 
hanna students to study engineering at 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

The new program was announced Sep- 
tember 22 by President G. Morris Smith 
and President Gaylor P. Harnwell of the 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 
By taking general studies for three 
years at Susquehanna and engineering 
for two years at Pennsylvania, a qualified 
student can earn two degrees — bachelor 
of arts from Susquehanna, and bachelor 
of science in a particular field of engineer- 
ing from Pennsylvania. 

Under the plan, a student completing 
his third year at Susquehanna would 
transfer into the junior class at Penn- 
sylvania, where he would study chemical, 
civil, electrical, mechanical or metallurgi- 
cal engineerng. 

The program is intended to draw more 
students into the engineering profession, 
in which there is an acute shortage of 
personnel, and to produce engineers with 
broadened educational backgrounds. 

First of Susquehanna's pre-engineers 
are enrolled with this year's freshman 





Nunn. Haag, Chamberlain, Erdley, Anoia. Bell, Pos- 

Susquehannas 1954 football squad includes: front row left to right 
pisil. Gulick and Quick. 

Second row left to right — Yeich, Purnell, DeSilva, BaUes, Coates, Wilson, Lewis, Milroy, Benham and Crescenzo. 

Third row left to right — Bartholomew, Hendricks, Scully, Anthony, Schell, Garland, Shaffer, Keiser, McLain and Yerger. 

Back row left to right — Young, Pittello, Stagg and Bartlow. 

Not included in picture are Morgan, Grain, Thompson, and Orren. 

Coach Stagg Foresees 
Improvement in 1954 
Record on Gridiron 

Philosopher Coach Stagg said last year 
"If the alumni will send us more men 
students, by the law of averages our foot- 
ball prospects will improve." 

With the influx of so many new students 
Coach Stagg was happy to find 20 fresh- 
men joining his squad on Labor Day. To 
be sure, five or six had no previous foot- 
ball experience, but the Coach is always 
glad to give anyone who is interested a 
chance to make the team. 

No college in our conference has been 
harder hit insofar as returning letter- 
men are concerned. Even though we 
have had many lean years, we probably 
never have had as few as 5 lettermen 
return. Building the team around Jim 
Anoia. Bruce Bell, Bob Chamberlain. Ken 
Erdley and George Pospisil is one of the 
challenging propositions in which Coach 
Stagg has had plenty of experience. 

Encouraging note is the return of 
Charlie Bailes outstanding player of 49- 
50 who has just returned from military 
service. Hailing from Shamokin. Bailes 
is experienced and will be of tremendous 
help in the back field. 

Other returning players are Charlie 
Coates. 6'. 204 lb. senior from Bloomsburg; 
Bob Gulick, fast half-back from Sunbury; 
Don Haag. 147 lbs. of dynamite from 

Susquehanna's Football Squad for 1954 









* 1 

Anoia. Jim 



5' 9" 


Atlas, Pa. 



Anthony. John 





E. Stroudsburg, Pa. 



Bailes. Charles 



5' 7" 


Shamokin. Pa. 



Bartholomew. Ron 



5' 6" 


Sunbury. Pa. 


* 3 

Bell. Bruce 



6' 1" 


Northumberland. Pa. 



Benham. Walter 



5' 9" 


Lansdowne. Pa. 


* 5 

Chamberlain. Bob 





Six Mile Run. Pa. 



Coates. Charles 





Bloomsburg. Pa. 



Crain. Bill 





So. Williamsport. Pa 



DeSUva. Lionel 



6' 1" 


St. Albans. N. Y. 


■' 2 

Erdley. Ken 



5' 9" 


Mifllinburg. Pa. 



Garland. Jim 



6' 2" 


Orange. N. J. 



Gulick. Bob 



5' 8" 


Sunbury, Pa. 



Haag. Don 



5' 8" 


Hughesville. Pa. 



Hendricks. John 





Sunbury. Pa. 



Keiser. James 



5' 8" 


Selinsgrove, Pa. 



Lewis. Bob 





Selinsgrove. Pa. 



McLain. John 





Albany. N. Y. 



Milroy, Veryl 





West Milton. Pa. 



Morgan. Jim 



6' 4" 


Northumberland. Pa. 



Nunn. Peter 





Newark. New York 



Orren. George 



5' 9" 


Milton, Pa. 


- 4 

Pospisil. George 





Union. New Jersey 



Schell, John 



5- 7" 


Lykens. Pa. 



Scully, Joseph 





Westville. N. J. 



Shaffer. Bill 



5' 8" 


Shamokin. Pa. 



Thompson. Gordon 





Dover. Pa. 



Wilson. Gerald 





Hawley. Pa. 



Yeich. John 



6' 1" 


Selinsgrove. Pa. 



Yerger. Bob 



5' 4" 


Selinsgrove. Pa. 



Purnell. Richard 





Ashland. Pa. 



Quick. Leonard 



5- 9" 


Snow Shoe. Pa. 


Coaches— A. A. STAGG.JR 





Hughesville; Peter Nunn, promising cen- 
ter from Newark, N. Y.: Jerry Wilson, 
hard-working guard from Hawley. and 
Leonard Quick, promising end from 
Snow Shoe. 
Assisting Coach Stagg this year is 

Rich Young, former little All-American, 
and Bob Pittello. well known and popu- 
lar Crusader of the class of 1950. Young 
is assisting with the backfield. and Pit- 
tello. the line. 




Year's Program Listed 
By Women's Auxiliary 

The Womer.'s Auxiliary of Susquehanna 
University is looking forward to another 
year of fellowship and service in the 
cause of Christian Higher Education. 

As in the past, all Auxiliary Funds from 
member.': hips and b:ok entries will be di- 
rected to the centennial goal— The New 
Music Building. 

Anticipating another season of Sat- 
urday afternoons in the pleasant tradi- 
tion of the Auxiliary, the following pro- 
gram offers interesting entertainment, tea 
and conversation with old and new 
friends, along with the satisfaction of 
participating in a worthwhile project for 
our alma mater. 

October 9 — Pennsylvania Week Celebra- 
tion Honoring Stephen Foster, Pennsyl- 
vania's Own Composer. 

November 6 — A Travelogue of Scandi- 
navia by Miss Phoebe Herman; Music by 
Conservatory Students. 

December 11 — Program arranged by 
Alpha Delta Pi. 

January 8 — Program of Music by Stu- 
dents cf Conservatory cf Music, arranged 
by Dr. P. M. Linebaugh. 

February 5 — Program by Susquehanna 
Players, Axel Kleinsorg, director. 

March 5 — Program of Music, presented 


Kilda Kolpin 

Entered at Selinsgrove Pennsylvania 

notify if undelivered 
Pest Office as Second Class Matter 

by younger students of the Conserva- 
tory, arranged by Miss Mary K. Potteiger. 

April 2 — Selinsgrove Area Joint High 
School Forensic Contestants, arranged 
by Mrs. June Hoke. 

May 14 — Annual Meeting, 10:30 A.M.; 
8th Annual Luncheon; Program of Music 
presented by Members of the Faculty of 
the Conservatory; College May Day. 

Susquehannans on Parade from Page 4 

Students Welcomed to Campus 

lentown; Harold N. Johnson, Price, 
Waterhouse & Co., N. Y. C; Herbert 
Krauss, Ft. Jackson. S. C; Janet L. 
Laue, Republic Aircraft Corp., Farming- 
dale, N. Y.; Mrs, (Joann Moshclder) Lay- 
man, teaching. Mesa. Ariz.; Nancy Lepley, 
voice teacher. MeConnellsburg Public 
Schools; George Liddington, BoiTOUgh's 
Adding Machine Co.; Stanley Manning, 
Ft. Dix, N. J.; Irene F. Meerbach, teach- 
ing. Beard School, Orange, N. J.; Ro- 
bert C. Mickatavage, medical student. 
Temple University; Irene Oldt, social 
worker, Philadelphia State Hospital, Phil- 
adelphia; Ruth E. Osborn, teacher. Wood- 
bury. N. J. public schools; Dorothy M. 
Sites, music supervisor, township schools, 
Chambersburg; Todd Solomon, student. 
N. Y. U.; Shirley A. Thompson, medical 
student. Woman's Medical College of 
Pennsylvania., Phila.; Walter Tkaczyk, 
Ft. Jackson, S. C; Betty M. 'Vincent, 
teaching music, public schools. Globe, 
Arizona; Audrey M. Warnets, Department 
cf Education, Harrisburg; Margaret Web- 
ber, music teacher, Millersburg. Pa. pub- 
lic school; Miriam E. Wick, teaching in 
high school, Audubon. N. J. and Fred 
Winckler, Jr., Ft. Dix, N. J. 

Shown above with Dr. Russell A. Gilbert, professor of German, are freshman co-eds 
Nancy Lockett. Moosic, Pa.; Linda Kilbourne, Irvington, N. J.; Sylvia Zendt, Coco- 
lamus. Pa., and Doris Keener, Leek Kill, Pa. 


Dr. Robert T. Howling, former instruc- 
tor in English at Susquehanna, has been 
awarded an assistant professorship at 
the American University in Beiruit. Leb- 
-anon. Mrs. Howling and their two chil- 
ing and their two children. Robert 5, and 
Karen 2'-, will accompany him on the 
19-day boat trip to the Near East. I>r. 
Howling received his Ph.D. from Penn- 
sylvania State University on August 27. 

Miss Frances Brunkhorst. former voice 
teacher at Susquehanna, this summer 
became the bride of the Rev. Randolph 
Stewart Smith of Gulf Port, Louisiana. 
Mrs. Smith will continue teaching voice 
in the Gulf Port school where she has 
been since resigning her position at Sus- 





Clnnstnias. Hl^'il 

A Holy, Happy Season is at our doors. Its holi- 
ness is absolute, and does not depend on' 
anything we do. This quality would abide in it, 
if we were all a generation of Scrooges. The holi- 
ness of Christmas ! It is unchanging. A birth in 
Bethlehem has forever transmuted the cold of a 
winter's day into the warmth and music of a sum- 
mer's noon. This is the holiness of Christmas. 

But what of its happiness? Aye ! This gives 
us pause. It is a relative thing, and depends on 
us. Is this last quite true? No : Here is what we 
mean. How happy our Christmas will be, will 
depend on how much love we put into it. And I 
cannot love but for His enkindling grace. "Every- 
one," writes John, "that loveth is born of God." 
And again, "'We love Him, because He first loved 

Act upon this message? Yes ! How? By wor- 
shipping the Lord in the beauty of holiness with 
prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. 

■With grateful hearts, I hear the shepherds say: 

and see this 
come to pass, which the Lord hath 
made known unto us." 

"Let us now go even unto Bethlehem 
thing which ha, 

Christmas is holy. I hope it will be happy too. 
I know it will be the happiest time I have ever 
had, if I will unlock my heart to the heavenly 

gift in Christ Jesus. 

My wish is, that every day in the new year 
will be for you Christmas day in the secret of your 




Alton J. Carman, '31. was fatally strick- 
en with a heai-t attack while attending 
a football game in Sunburj^ October 1. 
He had been Principal of the Junior 
High School and former athletic coach. 
At Susquehanna he took an active part 
in athletics and captained the Crusader 
football team two years. In 1948 he re- 
ceived his M.S. from Bucknell. He began 
his teaching career in 1931 in Sunbury 
and played a vital role in their commu- 
nity's program of education. Sen'ing in 
the European theatre during World War 
II. after his discharge, he became prin- 
cipal of theii- Junior High School. A 
member of Bond ajid Key, he was active 
in the American Legion and the Masonic 

Beulah E. Johnson, 17. died at her home 
in Bridgeton. N. J. in September. Mrs. 
Johnson was well know for her civic in- 
terests in Bridgeton. having served as 
president of the Board of Trustees of 
their Public Librarj'. She was also a 
member of Bridgeton's Civic Club and 
the Count}' Historical Society. 

George B. Roush, who for 15 years was 

custodian of buildings and fireman at 
Susquehanna, died November 11 at his 
home in Selinsgrove. He had retired in 

Dr. Edward A. Phillips. 17, prominent 
dentist and sportsman was stricken with 
a heart attack October 16 while shopping 
with his wife (Marion Rose X'lSi in Sun- 
buiy. Dr. Phillips was a native of Sel- 
insgrove and after gi-aduating from Sus- 
quehanna received his dental degree from 
the University of Pittsburgh. He served 
in World Wai' I, and while conducting 
his practice in Milton was active in all 
civic affairs. He was president of the 
Milton Board of Education for many 
years and it was mainly through liis 
efforts that Milton now has one of the 
finest stadiums in the state. 

Archie Swanger, '23, became Cambria 
County's second polio fatality of the sea- 
son when he died October 7 in the Johns- 
town Memorial Hospital. Mr. Swanger 
had taught in the Johnstown schools for 
10 years. He received his M.Ed, from 
Penn State. Mr. Swanger's wife, Gladys 
Bantly '27. died September 28, 1952. 

The Reverend John E. Rme, '17. after 
a brief illness, died in Danville. Pa. in 

early September. He graduated from the 
Seminary in 1920 and in 1927 received his 
A.M. from S.U. In 1929 he also received 
from his alma matar his B.D. He was a 
member of Phi Mu Delta and the Clio 
Literary Society. He had served in eight 
parishes in Pennsylvania. New Jersey 
and North Carolina, and upon retirement 
early this year moved to Milton. Pa., 
where his wife and two children now re- 

Mrs. Jchn N. Greene, the former Mar- 
guer te Yagel '33, died August 21 in Miff- 
linburg. Pa. Mrs. Greene's home was at 
1020 Bryant Street. N.E., Washington. 
D.C. where her husband and son are at 
present. After receiving her A.B. at Sus- 
quehanna she received an A.B. in Library 
Science from the University of Michigan. 
Mrs. Greene was a public school teacher 
from 1933 to 1946. at Bucknell 
University in 1947, and for a number of 
years a member of the reference staff 
of the Public Library in Washingrton. 


S. Walter Foulkrod, Jr., '32, promnient Philadelphia .Attorney is showTi above re- 
ceiving from the Philadelphia District Alumni Club the annual "S-in-Life" award, 
most coveted award given to alumni of the Philadelphia area. Making the presentation 
is Dr. Harold Ditzler, '28. chairman of the awards committee, as Rev. James Diffen- 
derfer, '38, President of the Philadelphia Club looks on. 

Auxiliary Remembrance 
Books Proving Popular 

The novel remembrance books inaugu- 
rated by the Women's Auxiliary seven 
years ago have proved to be a popular 
means of remembsring loved ones and 
Alma Mater alike. Among Alumni, as well 
as Auxiliary members, book entries are 
increasingly turned to for memorials and 
for commemorating a variety of occasions. 
Every month finds added pages of "little 
Crusaders" in picture and print in the 
delightful Children's Book— resplendent 
as Christmas itself in red leather binding. 
It takes only $5 (or morei per child, to 
record for all time, and for all to see 
in the University library land in the new 
Music Building later on) the name and 
picture of each little one. Rememt)er to- 
day's entries are tomorrow's college en- 
trants! These children will enjoy the 
bui'ding their entry has helped to build. 

The Golden Book has brought in 41 
pages at $100, of loving Memorials, Life 
Membirships, and Golden Gifts. The 
Blue Book. Leaves of Remembrance, re- 
cords every conceivable expression of joy, 
sympathy, honor, and cares for contri- 
butions of from $5 to $50 per page. Everj^ 
entry is followed by an attractive hand- 
lettned message to the recipient in keep- 
in? with the occasion, and announcing a 
gift by the donor toward the New Music 
Building project. 

The Women's Auxiliary thanks all of 
the Alumni who have so enthusiastically 
taken hold of its promotion plan toward 
the new Conservatory. Keep the Books in 
mind for 1955, will you? 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931. at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa. 
four times a year by the Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, in the mionths of 

, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Published 
September, December, March and June. 




Large Crowd of Alumni on Hand for Successful 
Homecoming Celebration; Reports Presented 

Sets Record for Entries 

Homecoming, thanks to a break in the 
weather and thoughtful planning on the 
part of Preston Smith '38. president of 
the Willi-imsport District Alumni Club. 
and his homecoming committee, brought 
one cf the largest crowds to the campus 
in recent yeai's. Following the traditional 
Homecoming program with a few innova- 
tions, alumni began to arrive Fi'iday af- 
ternoon. Many remained through Sunday. 
For the first time registration started 
Friday afternoon and although early 
lejistraticn was light, those who attended 
the Pep Rally and Bon Fire enjoyed cider 
and doughnuts in the Student Lounge 
while students held an informal dance 
for the benefit of those Alumni present. 
Winner of residence decorations was 
Seibert Hall. 

For the fii'st time in a number of years 
the freshman football team defeated the 
sophomcres on Saturday morning. Alumni 
were impressed withe fine spirit of this 
year's "Centennial" freshman class. 

At the semi-annual General Aliunni 
Council meeting Saturday morning. Pi'esi- 
dent Clyde R. Spitzner '37 presided, and 
although most of the District Clubs were 
represented, many Class representatives 
were unable to attend. 

President Spitzner gave a detailed re- 
port of the progress made during the 
past six months, congratulating the mem- 
bers of the Lehigh Valley Club for their 
recent activation. 

Dr. G. Morris Smith had been Invited to 
come to the council meeting to outline 
plans for the Centennial. He stressed the 
report of the Middle States Accrediting 
Committee of May 5, 1954 winch stated 
in part: 
"In preparation for the 1958 celebra- 
tion, support for the educational goals 
of the college should have priority 
over buildings: . . . that a Music 
Building and an addition to the Li- 
brary should await the conclusion of 
a program to support scholarships, 
faculty salaries, sabbatical leaves, 
aides to research, publications, etc." 
"This note," said I>r. Smith, "is struck 
several times in the report. In the light 
of this emphasis, our needs as suggested 
by the Middle States report would appear 
in this order: The Human Side $250,000; 
to complete the Music Building $75,000 
( 175,000 now en hand > ; the addition to 
the Library $150,000; to increase capacity 
of the Central Heating plant $25,000. This 
would give us a total of $500,000. 

"The Directors at their annual meet- 
ing ton October 4," continued Dr. Smith, 
"approved the recommendations of the 

Special Committee on the Synodical Ap- 
peal for the Centennial as follows: 
Resolved that the Executive Commit- 
tee together with the supplemental 
members as part of the Executive 
Committee prepare a plan to be 
presented to the Executive Board of 
Synod in January, and to the full 
Synod next Spring, using their dis- 
cretion in the method of preparing 
the report and in arranging tor what- 
ever help they feel is needed in its 

Dr. Smith made it clear that no defin- 
ite plans could be announced until the 
abcve mentioned Syiiod meeting next 

The chairman then presented a report 
on student enrollment, congratulating 
the alumni for their efforts in directing 
to Susquehanna 176 who are now in the 
Centennial class. Total enrollment is 

A report was also presented to the 
Council covering plans for this yeai-'s 
scholarship program. The trustees once 
again approved eight competitive scholar- 
ships t: be granted to freshmen entering 
in September, who will qualify by taking 
a competitive examination on the campus 
April 23. These scholarships range in 
value from $800 to $2000 for the four- 
year period, and are available only to 
Liberal Ai-ts students in residence. 

The chali-man reported that the alumni 
Directory was in the hands of the printer 
and in all likelihood would be mailed to 
the alumni early in 1955. AU known 
alumni will receive a copy. 

A vote of thanks was given to Pi-eston 
Smith for serving as host for the day's 

Raymond 'Rip' Garman '30 offered the 
sei-vices of the Hanover- York District 
Club to be host for next Spring's Alimini 

Although the score of the afternoon's 
football game with Haverford was disap- 
pointing, it was encom-aging to note that 
many alumni became aware of the ur- 
gency of referring more athletes to theii' 
Alma Mater. 

Mcst important innovation of the day 
was the general coffee horn-, sponsored by 
all the sororities and fraternities and held 
in Seibert Lounge after the football game. 
It was estimated that 300 alumni attend- 
ed this coffee hour. 

Large attendances were also repwrted at 
the fraternity banquets in the evening. 
The Homecoming Dance at night drew 
one of the largest crowds ever to attend 
a dance at Susquehanna. 

Dr. George E. Fisher holds the 
record for Woman's Auxiliary book 
entries, having memorialized his wife 
in the Golden Book, presented a 
Golden Gift himself entered three 
grown grandchildren in the Leaves 
of Remembrance, and in the Chil- 
dren's Book, five grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren. A resident 
of York, he is professor emeritus of 

Dr. Smith Participates 
In Fund-Raising- Drive 

President G. Morris Smith recently 
joined a team of thirty college Presidents 
and Administrators of Pennsylvania in 
soliciting gifts for the Foundation of In- 
dependent Colleges, Inc. 

From November 30 to December 3. the 
team visited over 200 firms and industries 
in the Philadelphia area, and spurred on 
by a gift cf $41.0C0 to the foundation by 
the United States Steel Corp., met with 
an enthusiastic response. 

There are forty independent non-tax 
•suppcrted members of the Foundation, of 
which Susquehanna is one. The financial 
appeal extends from June 1 to June 1, 
and the sum total gathered is pro-rated 
back to the forty colleges on a fair and 
equitable basis. 

Former Susquehanna Man 
Prisoner of Communists 

Word has just been received in the 
Alumni Office that Lt. John Buck, who 
was a member of Susquehanna's 35th 
College Training Detachment on cam- 
pus from September 2, 1943 to January 
14. 1944. is one of 11 American Prisoners 
cf War now being held by Communist 
China. Lt. Buck's home is in Armath- 
waite, Temi. 




. Susquehannans on Parade . 

jQ/> On their return from the ULCA 
OU meetings in Toronto. Dr. and 
Mrs. Smith visited Susquehaxma's oldest 
alumnus — the Rev. 
WilUam H. Harding 
of Cicero, N . Y . 
They had a very 
pleasant visit with 
Pastor and Mrs. 
Harding who both 
manifested a lively 
HARDING u,terest in Susque- 

hanna. Pastor Harding celebrated his 95th 
birthday December 8. 
J "I r'lra C. Gross was re-elected a mem- 
XD ber of the executive committee 
of the Pennsylvania State Grange at 
their recent annual convention. Mr. Gross 
retired Jime 1 from the Soutlimont 
Schools, Johnstown, where he had been 
supervising principal for 25 years. He now 
resides in Beaver Springs, Pa. 

'OA ^^^ ^^^' ^*'"'S^ ^- Harman has 
^\J recently been appointed pastor 
of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Johns- 
town. Pastor Hai-man had formerly been 
in Duncansville for 26 years. A member 
of the ti-ustees of Susquehanna, Pastor 
and Mrs. Harman (Lulu Fetterolf '18) 
wil reside at 1348 Virginia Ave. Dr. Jo- 
seph L. Hackenberg recently was accord- 
ed the honor of a Silver Beaver Citation 
from the Susquehanna Valley Council of 
the Boy Scouts of America. 

^e\n The Rev. L. J. Kaufman, New Cen- 
^/^ terville, has been elected president 
of the Somerset County Lutheran Pas- 
toral Association. Other officers of this 
association include the Rev. David E. 
Bomboy '48. Stoystown, secretary, and 
the Rev. HiUis G. Berkey '31, Rockwood, 

?f)Q L. O. Raymer, has been transfer- 
^J red from the Chevrolet Division, 
General Motors Corp.. Buffalo, N. Y. to 
the Detroit Plant. Besides his regular 
emplcymer.t, LjTuie is a part-time teacher 
of mathematics at 'Wayne Univ. and is an 
ordained Perpetual Deacon of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

Chet Rogowicz, teacher ajid faculty 
manager of athletics at Potts- 
ville High School was listed among the 
outstanding personalities honored at the 
dedication ceremonies of the new Sun- 
bur>'. Pa. Memorial Stadium. 
)fjn' The Central Pennsylvania Synod 
^i of the Evangelical and Reformed 
Church has elected as its president. Rev. 
Bert E. Wynn. In accepting this office 
Rev. W>'Tm has resigned his pastcxrate in 



After serving with the Army two 

and a half years in Japan, Chap- 
lain Raymond O. Rhine is now stationed 
at the Post Chapel, Ft. 'Wadsworth, N.Y. 
Chaplain Rhine's recent letter to the 
alumni office relates many experiences 
in serving with our men of the armed 

Dr. Andrew V. Kozak, Chairman, 

Mathematics Dept.. Concord Col- 
lege, has been elected into membership of 
the American Educational Reseai'ch Asso- 
ciation for his work in Kalgometi'ics. 

For the first time since 1938, and 

second in the history of the col- 
lege. Bob Pritchard has swept to an un- 
defeated football season with his WPI 
Engir.eers. Since 1952. Bob lias dii'ected 
all athletics at 'Worcester Poly. Inst. 

Jesse Kemberling, in December. 

added to his ah-eady expanded 
restaurant business in Pennsylvania, the 
fourth "Dutch Pantry", located at St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

Returning from Springfield. Mo. 

this month, following completion 
of duties with the U.S. Public Health 
Service. Di\ Joseph Greco will resume 
private practice in Mt. Carmel. 
J J rt The Rev, John D. Ickes has recently 
^^ been appointed Executive Secre- 
tary of the Bronx Division. The Pi-otest- 
ant Council, City of N.Y. Ralph E. Wolf- 
gang has received his M.S. in Music Edu- 
cation at Ithaca College. N.Y. 
J i A Elinor Jane Stilt, in June, received 
^^ her M.S. in Music Education from 
Ithaca Colege and is now teaching music 
at the Junior High School, York, Pa. 

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Elaine Williams, diu'ing the 
summer Labcrafory School of the 

Univ. of Wisccnsin. was a member of the 
faculty of the Rer.d ng Clinic. 

Portraying one of the leading roles 
in the Buick Dynorama road shr.v 
is Jacqueline McKeever. The Buick show 
co\ering 7,000 miles throughout the U.S. 
will have its final showing in the Capi- 
tol Theatre, N.Y.C. James Morris assumed 
the pastorate of the Ross Street Methodist 
Church. Lancaster. November 15. Jim 
win graduate from the Lancaster Theo- 
logical Seminary in May. 

.Alexander Oshirak has become as- 
sociated with Montgomery 'Ward 
& Co., Baltimore, as an employee super- 
visor. Irene Oldt, on September 1. ac- 
cepted a position at the Philadelphia 
State Hospital as Junior Social Worker. 


Dr. LJnebaiig-h Improved 
After 3-Week Illness 

Friends of Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh will 
be glad to learn that he is just waiting 
for a break in the weather to return to 
his duties as Director of the Conservator}', 
after a three week period under his doc- 
tor's care. 


A six page, sixe 9'j x 11' i inches, 
turn-over date calendar has been es- 
pecially prepared by the University 
and is on sale in the Campus Book 
Store. The face of this calendar is 
adorned with photographs of the 

Address orders to Susquehanna Uni- 
ver.'ity, c/o "The Bock Store" Price 
65c postpaid. 


Picture No. 1 — 15th Anniversary of class of '39. 1st row seated, left to right, Harold 
Bollinger, Miriam Miller Fisher. Dr. Edward Sivick, Isabel Tekwe.sburg Lauden- 
slayer, Frank Laudenslayer, and Jean Beamenderfer, 2nd row standing, Verna Gay- 
man Baldwin, Alverna Reese Lorah, Mathilda Neudoerffer Powell. GeneWeve 
Cluck Slegal, Louise E. West, Marjorie Curtis Hansen. 3rd row standing, Howard Bald- 
win, Shirley Finkbeiner Stehlin, Gladys Wentzel Phillips, Eleanor Croft Learn, Har- 
old Benion, and Robert Bastress. 

Picture No. 2 — Homecoming Queen. Carlene Lamade and her court, 1. to r. Mary Ellen 
Strauch, Carolann Zust, the Queen, and Charlotte Sandt, 

Picture No. 3 — Coffee Hour in Seibert Lounge. 

Picture No. 4 — "Centennial" class "Covered Wagon' in Homecoming parade. 

Picture No. 5 — More of Homecoming parade with Queen and her court. 

Picture No. 6 — Kappa Delta Float in parade. 

Picture No. 7 — Phi Mu Delta decorations 

Picture No. 8 — "Centennial" class 'Crusader' heading the parade. 

Picture No. 9 — Susquehanna Band leading Friday night's parade through town. 

Picture No. 10 — Queen being crowned at Saturday night's dance. 

(All pictm-es taken by Gene Kolva, '56.) 




(Identification of Pictures Appears on Page Four) 




1954-55 Loyalty Fund 
Contributions Gaining 

With 120 c3ntributing. or approximately 
4^t cf the total, our S.U. Aluaiini Loyalty 
Fund for 1954-55 has not yet gained much 
momentum. With 183 contributors last 
year, we fully jxpect to double this figure 
before July 1. 

For purposes of income tax deductions, 
alumni should send their contributions 
before the end of the year, or at least date 
their checks for 1954. 

FoUcwing is the list of those who have 

contributed to date: 

1886 — Dr. George R. Ulrich 
1891— B. Meade Wagenseller 
1898— Alice Conner Fischer 
1899— J. D. Bogar. Jr. 

Luther C. Hassinger 
1902— D B. Moist 
1903 — Sara Snyder Walter 
1904 — J. B. Bulick 
1907— Charles M. Teufel 
1908 — Bertha Hough Federlin 

Dr. George Dunkelberger 
1909— Rev. J. Bannen Swope 
1912— Rev. H. R. Shipe 
1914 — Mary Mowery Zak 
1915— N. A. Danowsky 

Aberdeen Phillips 
1911- Herbert S. Rausch 

Rev. Parle W. Huntington 
1918 — Rc-lda Robb Hamilton 
1919 — Rev. Willard Allbeck 
1920 — Yvonne Everest Harmon 
1921 — Dr. O. H. Aurand 

Marie Romig Huntington 

M. P. Moller. Jr. 

Ruth Larue Thompson 
1922 — Merle A. Beam 

Ruth Bastian Richard 
1923 — Cornelius Jarrett 
1924 — Alvin Carpenter 

Dr. Joseph C. McLain 

Rachel Brubaker Whited 
1925 — Dr. N. R. Benner 

Rev. Harland D. Fague 
1926— Lee E. Boyer 

Dr. Barbara E. DeRemer 

Sara Hassinger Fague 

W. Alfred Streamer 
1927 — Ruth Brubaker 

Emily Craig 
1928— Elizabeth Stong Eichelberger 

Mary Farlling • 

Marshall Fausold 

Sister EJorothy Goff 

Edward Herr 

Betty Hauser Kinsel 
1929 — Helen Simons Barrick 
1930 — Rhea Miller Frantz 

Simon B. Rhoads 
1931— S. Walter Foulkrod 

Frank C. Gill' 

Paul M. Haines 

Rev. Paul Hartline 
1932 — Thelma Crebs 

Rev. Lewis R. Fox 

Dr. Andrew Kozak 
1933 — Martha Fisher 

M. A. Graykoskie 

J. Donald Steele 

Bruce and Mrs. (Marian Walborni Worth- 

1934 — Rev. E. M. Clapper 

Martha Bodman Martz 
1935— Ruth Bair Badger 

Robert R. Clark 

Dr. John F. Hanna 
1936— Eugene D. Mitchell 
1937 — Clyde and Mrs. i Helen Wcntzeli Spitzner 

Walter S. VanPoyck 
1938— Mary Heim Davey 

Rev. Karl Kniselcy 
1940— Rev. J. Leon Haines 

Eunice Arentz Knupp 
1941 — Margaret Dunkle Knlseley 
1942— John Adams 
1943— Dorothy Williamson Adams 

Lawrence Isaacs 

Anita Bashore Roth 
1944 — Ray Schramm 

Elinor J. Stitt 

Catherine Byrod Whitman 
1945— Mary Moyer Bringman 

John Kocsis 

Natalie Kresge Isaacs 
1946- Jean Wheat Schramm 
1947 — Virginia Hallock Dam'ienckl 

Hilda Markley Kocsis 


.Addleman — Wajiie Edgar, July 7. to Mrs. 
Harry V. Addleman, iCannen Beckwith 
'46 > of Boalsburg, Pa. 

Biddle — Page Heather, on September 22, 
to Mi-s. Arden Biddle (Emily Leiby 
x'47). of Green Street, Muncy. The 
Biddies have a son. Branch. 

Buehler — Scott David, born September 21 
ts Paul '50 and Virginia Blough '50, of 
Paupack. The Buehlers have a daugh- 
ter, Stephanie. 

Clark — a daughter Beverly Jean on Oc- 
tober 7 to Mr. '48 and Mrs. William S. 
Clark. Bill is Director of Development 
at Cedar Crest CoUege, AUentown, and 
president of the Lehigh 'Valley District 


ROLL MILLARD '56 became Mr. and Mrs. 
on November 27 in the Presbyterian 
Church, Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Mar- 
garet is teaching music in the Millers- 
burg, Pa. school while Can-oil continues 
his education at S.U. 

SUZANNA SNYDER, x'56 in early No- 
vember became the bride of Erdman N. 
Roof in First Church of God, New Cum- 
berland, Pa. Thi-ee of the attendants were 
sorority sisters of the bride, Betsy Shirk, 
Gtnevieve Thomas and Charlotte Sandt. 
Ml", and Mrs. Roof wiU reside in Santa 
Ana, Calif. Mr. Roof serves with the 
Marine Corps. 

REILLY '49 became Ml', and Mrs. Octo- 
ber 23, 1954 in East Oi'ange, N. J. Ethel 
McGrath '52 was a bridesmaid and Ro- 
bert Wohlsen '48 and Charles Morris '49 
were ushers. 

Ruth Williams Zeidler 
1948— Rev. Dale Bringman 

Betty Reisch Jones 

Rev. Augustus V. Tietbohl 

William P. Yancho 

Frank A. Zeidler 
1949 — Jean Blecher Berninger 

Dr. and Mrs. iDoris Wanbaughl Goetz 

Grace Lau Hawk 

Ann Getsinger Roman 

Charles A. Morris 

Columbus and Mrs. I Ella Fetherolfi Raup 

James B. Reilly 

S. Elaine Williams 

John H. Wright 

Evan and Mrs. iFrances Lybargeri Zlock 
1951— Shirley Young 
1952 — Charles Bomboy 

Patricia Heathcote 

Cynddylan M. Jones 

Lynne Lightfoot 

Kenneth A. Lenker 

Lois Renfer 
1953— Ensign Marvel I. Cowling 
1954 — Carolyn Lucas Boyer 

Irene K. Oldt 

Dr. George H. Berkheimer 

Alice Holman Giauque 

Bertha Hein 

Dr. Amos A, Stagg. Sr. 

Amos Alonzo Stagg, Jr. 

William W. Tomlinson 

Roland P. Cook 

Alhalia T. Kline 

Mrs. Margaret J. Miller 

Harry V. Elliott 

Alumni Club. 
Hawk— a daughter Joan Ellen on August 
15 to Mrs. Gene W. Hawk, (Grace Lau 
'491 of 121 South Main St., Spring 
Grove, Pa. 

Johns — Marilyn Gale, born September 14, 
to Dr. R, J. '46 and Mi-s. iGayle Clark 
'47) Johns. Daughter Nancy is two. 
Dr. and Mrs. Johns reside in Millers- 

Linn — Perry, born to Mr. '52 and Mrs. 
Dcnald Linn. Pen-y's sister, Suzanna 
and Mr. and Mrs. Linn are residing in 

Owen — Peter Holmes, November 10, to 
Mr. '39 and Mrs. Stephen Owen, II. 
Stephen Owen, III, is two. The Owens 
are residing at Heiinosa Beach, Calif. 

Reitz — son, David Alan, bom October 7 
to Ml-. '48 and Mrs. Daniel I. Reitz, Jr., 
of Lititz, Pa. David has three sisters. 

Rhoads — Deborah 'Virginia, on September 
28. to Reverend '30 and Mrs. (Virginia 
Andrews x'34), Luke H. Rhoads. Dr. 
and Mrs. Rhoads reside in HolUdays- 
burg where Pastor Rhoads is Superin- 
tendent of the Lutheran Home. 

Sullivan — Wendy Kim, born July 15, to 
Bill '35 and Mrs. SuUivan. Wendy has 
two brothers, Keith and Kent. The 
Sullivans are residing at 40 39th St., 
Hai-risburg, Pa. 

Warner — Melodie Louise, born August 14, 
to Mr. '45 and Mrs. John D. Warner of 
Red Lion. This is the first child to the 
Warners, who are owners of the Warner 
Music House in Red Lion. 

Williams — a son, Brian Harold. September 
25 to Mi's. Eldon Williams i Doris Gum- 
ble '501 cf Tafton. The Wilhams have 
another child. Denise. 

Wissinger — Scot.t Alan, on April 7, to Mrs. 
(Flora Banihart '51) and Donald '50 
Wissinger. The Wissingers reside on 
West Philadelphia Street, York. 

Wohlsen — a s:n, Robert Thompson, born 
on September 10, to Robert '48 and 
Mrs. (Elsie Thompson '47) Wohlsen. 
The couple have another child, Gail. 
Bob and Elsie are living in Franklin 
Square on L.I., N.Y. 



15 — Ly ccming A 

28 — National Aggies A 

29— Drexel A 

2— Lycoming H 

5— Wilkes H 

9 — Elizabethtown H 

12 — Elizabetlitown A 

14 — Bucknell A 

18— Fi-ankhn & Marshall A 

19 — Washington College H 

21— Hartwick H 

26 — Juniata A 






Standii s left tu right. Kev. Paul Lottich; unidentified 
guest: Kev. John Gensel '40; Rev. Benjamin Lotz, Faculty; 
Rev. John K. Knaul 39; Dr. WiUard Allbeck 19; Miss Cather- 
ine Juram; Rev. Robert G. Sander '40; Kev. Edwin M. Clapper 
'34; Mrs. John R. Knaul; Mrs. G. Morris Smith; Mrs. Ray- 
mond E. Shaheen; Rev. Lester Shannon '18; Rev. Raymond E. 
Shaheen '37; Rev. Harner R. Middleswarth '24; Rev. Jacob O. 
Kroen '28; Rev. Russell T. Shilling '29; Dr. Martin L. Tozer; 

Rev. Lewis R. Fox '32; unidentified guest. 

Seated at table, Dr. Barbara E. DeRemer '26; President 
G. Morris Smith; Dr. John F. Kindsvatter '32; Dr. Russell 
Auman '20; Dr. George H. Berkheimer, and Mrs. Lester Shan- 
non (Susan Geise '151. 

Arriving for dinner after picture was taken, were Mrs. 
Henry Endress; Mr. Harold l'. Landis, and Rev. E. O. Steiger- 


F:r the benefit of the Scholarship 
Fund, the Philadelphia Club is selling 
tickets to the "ICE FOLLIES" to be held 
at the Arena on Thursday, Januai-y 6. 
PLAN NOW to ATTEND. Contact Mis. 
Helen Spitzner. 201 Morlyn Ave., Bryn 
Mawr, or ph:ne LAwrence 5-3515 for your 


New officers recently elected are: 

President, Harvey A. Heintzelman '27. 
116 N. 25th St.. Camp Hill; vice president. 
David M. Swartz '34, 2006 Swatara St., 
Han-isburg; secretary, Catherine ByTod 
Whitman '44, 335 Pine St., Steelton. 

Alumni will be notified within a few 
weeks of the meeting being planned for 


Although attendance at the 2nd Annual 
Bridge Party. October 9, was disappoint- 
ing, those present discussed some future 
plans for the North New Jersey District 
Club. Officers elected were: 

Pi-esident, Raymond R. Schramm '44. 
Haller Drive, Cedar Grove; vice president, 
Ruth McCorkill '43, Upsala College, East 
Orange; secretary, Ploris Guyer Haines 
'50. 232 E. Cedar St., Livingston; treas- 
urer. Herbert Haines '51, 232 E. Cedar 
St.. Livingston. 


On October 11 the alumni from the Al- 
lentown. Bethlehem, Easton, Reading 
areas met at the Lehigh Valley Club, Al- 
lentown, and organized the Lehigh Val- 

ley District Alumni Club of Susquehanna 

Presiding at the meeting, and appoint- 
ed temporary Pi-esident was William S. 
Clark '48. Other temporary officers ap- 
pointed were: Dr. Nevin C. T. Shaffer 
'49, vice president; Hannah Pitner Lam- 
bert '28, secretary; and Erma Stahl Eve- 
ritt '23. treasurer. 

A committee wa.s appointed to select 
seme group project which wiU directly aid 
the University. 

A n:minating committee will bring in 
a slate of permanent officers at the next 
meeting plamied for March or April and 
probably to be held in Reading. 

Guests attending were Dr. and Mrs. 
Smith from the campus. Clyde and Helen 
Spitzner represented the General Alimmi 
Association and the parent Philadelphia 

Dr. Orville Landis '26 led in group 


A dinner meeting of the Alumni Club 
will be held January 20. 1955. All mem- 
bers of the club will receive notification 
of the TIME and PLACE. PLAN NOW 

Dr. Dunkelberg-er Speaks 
At Special Assembly 

Dr. George F. Dunkelberger '08, Pro- 
fessor Emeritus and former Dean at Sus- 
quehanna, addressed a special assembly 
of students and faculty in Seibert Chapel 
during National Education Week. Novem- 
ber 7 - 13. Theme of Dr. Dunkelberger's was "The Role of the Christian 
College in the Development of American 

28 Alumni and Friends 
At Toronto Gathering 

Twenty-eight Susquehanna aliunni and 
friends were present at a luncheon at the 
Rcyal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada, on 
October 9, 1954, arranged by Dr. and 
Mrs. Smith for those present at the Bi- 
ennial Convention of the United Luth- 
eran Church in America. Dr. John P. 
Kindsvatter '32. presided at the luncheon, 
and prayer was offered by Dr. George H. 
Berkheimer. honorary alumnus, and Sec- 
retary of the Central Pennsylvania Sy- 

The table was tastefully decorated with 
flowers and mementos of Susquehanna 
University. All of the people at the tables 
rcse and introduced themselves, giving 
their present pcsitions and their places 
of residence. Several guests were brought 
to the lujicheon by alumni and they were 

Dr. G. Morris Smith, Pi-esident of the 
University, spoke briefly of the present 
situatioa of the college and pointed the 
h:pes of alumni forward to the 100th 
anniversary celebration in 1958. 

The meeting closed with the singing 
of the Alma Mater with Professor Will- 
iam Allbeck of Hamma Divinity School 
at the piano, and the Reverend Harner 
R. Middleswarth of the Parish and 
Church School Board leading the sing- 


Simon B. Rhoads '30, who took a six- 
week safari to Africa last winter, showed 
colored movies of his trip to students 
and faculty recently. 




WITH OUR ALUMNI jthe susquehanna university alumnus 



Christmas time diaws the Susquehanna 
family especiftlly close to our thoughts. 
We rejoice with Christie Zinunerman, 
'25 in Guntur, and Hazel Naugle, '35 in 
Bhimavaram. as they with ardent Indian 
Christians share the glad tidings of the 
Saviom-'s bii-th with villagers cf India who 
heaa- the message for the first time. Hap- 
py are we in the closer fellowship here at 
the college this Chi-istmas with Dr. Bar- 
bara DeRemer '26 recently returned after 
nearly a quarter century of medical ser- 
vice in Kugler Hospital in that country. 

This will be the first Christmas for 
MariaJine Pague '51 in the sugar planta- 
tion counti-y of British Guiana. Pi'O- 
claiming the glad tidings challenges the 
teaching ability of our most recent S.V. 
missionai-j'. Among quite a different t>T3e of 
student — the Spanish speaking of Buenos 
Aii-es, Ai-gentina, Lillian Smith '50 is 
spending her second Clu-istmas, under- 
taking the important leadership train- 
ing progi-am in the school and in the 

516 W. Pine St., 
Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Entered at Selinsgrove Pennsylvania 

notify if undelivered 
Post OfBce as Second Class Matter 


churches of that busy metropolis. 

Kei Sasaki '53 after graduating from 
Susquehanna, completed in one year, work 
for her master's degree at Columbia Uni- 
versity, receiving it with special ccmmen- 
dation for outstanding achievement in 
the field of English. Now returned to 
Kyushu Gakuin, Kumamoto, Japan, she 
continues teaching at this 800 student 
boy's school of the Lutheran Chm-ch in 

On the North American scene, Susque- 
hannans continue to tell forth the 
Good News as they engage in various 
professional pursuits, teaching, preach- 


Dr. .lohn I. 'Woodruff, '88, beloved professor emeritus :m(l collese administrator, is 
shown iibove as he received from President G. Morris Smith a bound volume of personal 
congratulatory messages from former faculty, colleagues and friends, as he celebrated 
his ninetieth birthday Wednesday, November 24. 

Dr. Woodruff was also guest of honor at a birthday party given by the directors, 
officers and personnel of the Snyder County Trust Company, of which he is board 

Continuing the celebration, Dr. Woodruff was feted at the 20th annual Pennsylvania 
German Dinner, when 300 gathered to pay him honor. 

ing, business, medicine and so forth, in 
cities and in rural areas. The Toronto 
Convention isee article in this issue) in 
October brought us into delightful fel- 
low^ihip with three score or more "Cru- 
saders," from the United States and 
Canada. A recent field trip by Catherine 
Juram (sister cf the writer) who is field 
.'■ecretary for the ULCA Board of Parish 
Education, revealed some excellent dem- 
onstrations of leadership — by S.U. grad- 
uates. Sister Maiy Jane Jesson '49 was 
admirably ^ei-ving the youth program at 
University Lutheran Church, Seattle, 
Washington. The Rev. W. Mrrgan Ed- 
wards '38, foiTner chaplain, now pastor 
of Pii'st English Lutheran. Sacramento, 
California, and at Culver City, the Rev. 
William H. Blough, '24 — both were repre- 
senting Susquehanna as pastors in this 
fast growing home mission field on the 
west coast. A very recent graduate, Bet- 
ty Vincent '54, in the midst of her duties 
as public school teacher in Globe. Ariz- 
ona, was also ably teaching a weekday 
church school class in that c:mmunity. 

The impression cf Mary Ami Dixon's 
'53 good promotion and visual aid demon- 
stration in a recent Thank Offering Ser- 
vice in York, Pa., is vivid and worthy 
cf a Susquehanna May Queen. And the 
eager expressions cf Ruth Osborne '54 
and Irene Oldt '54, as they darted among 
the toy displays at Wanamakers in Phila- 
delphia where we met them, were evi- 
dence of tlie happiness they were having 
in sharir.g Christmas joy with children 
in school, and patients of a mental in- 
stitution to which groups they respectively 
are devoted. 

Susquehannans are telling the Christ- 
mas st:ry — with effectiveness! 

Plan Now for Alumni 
Day Reunions 

Is this your year for a big reunion? 

Plans will be announced in the near 
future for Alumni Day reunions for the 
cla.sses of '05, '10. '15. '20. '25. '30. '35. '40, 
'45 and '50. 

Plan to be on hand May 7. 

•ajNsciov^ f^ 

MARCH, 1955 












/ am one horn in 19.^4 ivho is depending upon you for a strong 
Susquehanna in 1972. PLEASE DO NOT LET ME DOWN.' 



MARCH, 1955 

Message from President Smith: 


This morning I received a simple, beautiful note from Susque- 
hanna's olcest alumnus, The Reverend William H. Harding, 95 years 
old last December 8, and one of our most loyal, interested, and gener- 
ous supporters. His letter started like this: "Your alumni appeal had 
its effect. Please find check." Congratulations to our alumni office, 
Dan MacCuish, Clyde Spitzner, and our class agents! Inclosed in the 
letter was his personal check for $.50C. This was not the first time he 
had sent such a check. Indeed, he has had his Alma Mater on his 
heart for many years as a grateful son of this institution. 

Reverend Harding's letter has suggested my message for this is- 
sue — S. U.'s Alumni Fund. 

"Alumni gr'tts" are "seed money" for 
o.her financial help. Susquehanna 
University belongs to the Pennsylvania 
Foundation for Iiulependent Colleges. 
Inc., but one of the determining- factors 
in S. U.'s share of these gifts from 
business and industry will be what 
Susquehanna's alumni have given to 
their .A.lma Mater during the year. 

The Ford Foundation as of March 5, 
1955, announced a gift of $50,000,000 for 
the independent colleges and univer- 
sities, notably for the purpose of improv- 
ing faculty salaries, and in the an- 
nouncement mention was made of the 
plan to distribute this help on some sort 
of matching basis. In proportion as the 
natural costituency of a college helps, 
.so outside funds will assist. 

The General Electric Company is 
matching gifts of their employes who 
are alumni of colleges up to $1,000. 
Alread.v one of our alumnae has taken 
advantage of this offer to double her 
gift to Susquehanna University. 

In 1919 Charles W. Eliot, then Presi- 
dent Emeritus of Hai-vard, wrote: 

"It is, of course, largely by the extent 
of the support accorded to a college by 
its own graduates that the world judges 
of the right of that college to seek 
cooperation of others in planning for the 
future. An institution that cannot rally 
to its financial assistance the men who 
have taken its degrees and whose diploma 
is their passport into the world is in a 
poor position to ask assistance from 
others. It is not merely what the alumni 
give; it is the fact that they do give 
that is of supreme importance." 

Alumni interest in S. U.'s annual 
Alumni Fund is growing. For this we 
are grateful. However, we still have 
room for improvement. For the year 
1953-54 contributions totaled $2726 from 
18.3 out of .3164 alumni for an average 
gift of $15 per person. This is good! 
But only 6'/e gave. The national aver- 
age for alumni giving according to the 
American Alumni Council is 20.57c. 
Princeton stands at the top with 68% 
giving. If Susquehanna folks gave 

ac'CTrding to national average, we would 
hive 648 giving instead of 183. 

My word is one of encouragement and 
ajjpretiation, as I feel we are doing 
much better in 1954-55 with the annual 
•A-lumni Fund. 

Faithfully yours, 
G. Morri.s Smith 
M:iich 9, 1955 

What Will Our Dollar 
Be Worth in 1969? 

In 1939 our dollar is said to have been 
worth 100 cents. At that time the Na- 
tional Debt was $42,000,000,000, and the 
National Budget $5,000,000,000. In 1953 
the National Debt was $275,000,000,000 
and the National Budget $60,000,000,000. 
According to a graph prepared by Dr. 
Donald L. Kemmerer, Professor of Eco- 
nomics, University of Illinois, the dol- 
lar was worth in 1953 about 52c. If the 
purchasing power of the dollar loses 5''r 
of its remaining value each year until 
1969, the dollar will be worth, says Dr. 
Kemmerer, 21.55c. (These figures are 
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Consumers' Price Index.) If legislation 
is passed by Congress without reference 
to deficits, it is likely that Dr. Keni- 
merei's prediction will come true. — 
U.L.C.A. Educational News. 

So U. Honorary Alumnus 
At Sunbury Conference 

Dr. William W. Tomlinson, well 
remembered for his Commencement 
address of last year, journeyed to Sun- 
bury high school on March 2 and de- 
livered the keynote address at Sunbury's 
Career Day Conference. 

Theme of Dr. Tomlinson'.s address was 
"The Adventure We Call Life". 

"If I were to give you my formula 
for happiness," the Philadelphia educa- 
tor told his audience, "it would be to 
view life as -a gi'eat adventure, and put 
into it all of yourself that you have to 


Annual dinner meeting was held at 
the University Club January 13. Just 
to be different, a few of the loyal mem- 
bers 'picked up the check' and invited 
the member.ship to be their guests. 
Another unique feature was that invita- 
tions had been sent to presidents of 
other district clubs, and trustees who 
were Susquehanna graduates. Included 
on the agenda were plans for the Cen- 
tennial year, student recioiitlrg, a 
strong faculty, athletic? and public re- 
lations. Plans for the annual spring 
dinner, which will be held at the Pine 
Tree Inn, West York, on .A.pril 21. are 
now being made. 


The New Jersey Club on March 26 
held a "get together" at the Friar Tuck 
Inn, Cedar Grove. 


Center Union members will hold their 
annual Banquet and dinner meeting at 
vest of Millheim on Rt. 45, at 6:30 
GILBERT, Professor of German at Sus- 
quehanna, will be the speaker. 


Philadelphia District Club members 
entertained the 'Crusaders' basketball 
team at a basketball game between Tem- 
ple and Penn State, while the Crusaders 
were playing a week-end game in the 
Quaker City. 

Plans are being made for the Spring 
Meeting, to be held APRIL 27 at the 
SCHOOL, Haverford Township. A pro- 
gram of music and dramatics will be 
presented by S. U. Students. 


.'\nnual Dinner Meeting will be held 
.A.PRIL 18 at the Dutch Pantry, after 
which members will journey to the cam- 
pus to see "Romeo and Juliet". 

The Johnstown District Alumni Club 
will hold its Spring meeting in VonLu- 
nen's Restaurant in Johnstown, Thurs- 
day, APRIL 21, at 6:30 P.M., according 
to word received from Bob Sanders, 

COVER PICTURE: The handsome 
Susquehannan - of - ihc - Future is 
( hristopher James Pirie, son of 
Warren J. and Margo Giauque Pirie, 
born .March 9, 1954. 

Entered as seccnd-class matt«r September 26. 1931, at the Post OfQce at Selinsgrove. Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912, Published 
foiu- times a year by the Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, in the months of September. December, March and June. 

MARCH 1955 



8 Class Reunions On 
Alumni Day Program 

Alumni Day, May 7, 1955 promises to 
be one of the most memorable in the 
history of the University. With eijerht 
class reunions scheduled — more than in 
any recent year, other special events 
should bring out a biff, frolickinfr, en- 
thusiastic crowd. 

The following classes, according- to 
woitl received in the Alumni office, will 
hold reunions: 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 
1930, 1935, 1945 and 1950. Yet to be 
heard from are the classes of 1925 and 
1940. If the;e two classes get together 
it could very well be the first time in 
the history of Susquehanna when every 
reunion class managed a celebration. 
Too bad these two classes could not get 

Big innovation in this year's program 
will be luncheon to be served on the 
cjnipus so that visiting alumni will not 
have to search for a restaurant in town. 
An assembly program in Bogar Hall 
will follow the noon lunch. York Dis- 
trict Club members will act as hosts for 
the day. 

With lunch scheduled for 12:00 noon 
the plan is to serve a cold plate out-of- 
doors. If weather is bad Seibert Hall 
will be used. Those classes holding re- 
unions will be assigned to private rooms 
in Seibert whei'e they will find their 
luncheon waiting for them. Privacy will 
be assured so that a business session, if 
desired, may be held. 



10:00 A.M. Registration 

10:30 A.M. Council Meeting in Bogar Hall, Room 


12:00 Noon Luncheon ($1.00 per plate) and Class 


2:00 P. M. General Assembly in Little Theatre 

3:00 P. M. Varied program — Baseball, Play, 

Music, Etc. 

6:00 P.M Annual Dinner, Horton Dining Hall 

(Tickets $1.50) 

Former Teacher Cited 
For Philadelphia Work 

Mrs. Janice Christian Felman, former 
Director of Physical Education for 
Women at Susquehanna, recently re- 
ceived prominent publicity when her 
picture appeared in the February 27 
edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 
her spare time IVIrs. Felman is directing 
sports activities for girls in the German- 
town area, under the sponsorship of 
the Police Athletic League. She is also 
teaching swimming at the Y. W. C. A. 


The Art Department of Susquehanna 
under the leadership of Asst. Prof. 
Meader is conducting a student tour to 
Washington the weekend of April 29. 
Having conducted these tours for the 
past seven years, IMr. Meader says the 
students react most enthusiastically to 


ALTking plans for Susquehanna's 19.^S Centennial Celebration are these 
members of the Board of Directors, grouped around President G. .Morris Smith, 
seated in the center. At his right is Frank A. Eyer, Selinsgrove, secretary- 

Standing, left to right, are Jerry I). Bogar, Jr.; the Rev. John Harkins, D.D.; 
Dr. L. S. Landes. Dan Smith, Jr.. the Rev. Viggo Swensen, D.D., and Charles A. 

Two Concerts Presented 
On Campus During: March 

Two outstanding concerts were pre- 
sented by Conservatory of Music organ- 
izations during the month of March 

the first by the band under the direction 
of Dr. John Leach on Friday, March 4, 
and the second by the Symphony under 
the direction of Professor Russell C. 
Hatz on Friday, March 18. 

Both programs were well-rounded and 
included music of the classic, semi-classic 
and popular type. The Band concert fea- 
tured an all-girl trumpet trio consisting 
of Margaret Sultzbaugh, Berrysburg, 
Elinor Wolfe, Herndon, and Barbara 
Boob, Millheim, and presented as a group 
such numbers as Bach's "Sleepers Wake," 
"Iiish Tune from County Derry," by 
Grainger, Jerome Kern's "Smol<e Gets 
in Your Eyes," and "Pavanne" by Mor- 
ton Gould. They also played the well- 
loved "Finlandia" by Sibelius, the "Pil- 
grims' Chorus" from Tannhauser by 
Wagner and compositions by Weinberg- 
er, Prokofieff, Goldman, Fillmore, and 

Major pre-^entation by the orchestra 
was Mozart's "Symphony in G Minor 
No. 40", and featured soloist was Miss 
Helen Griflnths, pianist, in Grieg's 
"Piano Concerto in a minor." Miss Grif- 
fiths is a senior music education student 
frcm Philadelphia, and proved herself 
a most competent soloist in a very ar- 
tistic interpretation of this familiar con- 
cert piece. In addition the orchestra 
played compositions by Beethoven, Boro- 
din and Romberg. 

Much praise was given Dr. Leach and 
Professor Hatz for their choice of pro- 
gi-ams and soloists and to the organiza- 
tions for their excellent performances. 


A series of Chamber Music Concerts 
is being presented on Saturday after- 
noons this year by Conservatory of 
Music students. Held in Seibert Chapel, 
the concerts are plaimed by students and 
are proving to be of great interest. 



MARCH, 1955 

. Susquehannans on Parade _ 




The Rev. Wm. H. Harding, "Sus- 
quehanna's oldest alumnus", has 
moved from Cicero, N.Y. to Westmont, 
N.J. His many friends will be g-lad to 
know his new address, 25 Stratford 
Ave., Westmont, N.J. 
fey-t Dr. Mildred E. Winston, of the 
^X Board of Education, ULCA, was 
one of the leaders 
who met with stud- 
ents in individual 
conference sessions 
at Susquehanna's 
recent Christian Ca- 
reer Conference. 

Dr. Harold 
Ditzler, pas- 
tor of St. John's 
Evangelical & Re- 
MISS WINSTON formed Church, 
Lansdale, Pa., was principal speaker for 
Religrious Emphasis Week at Heidelberg 
College in early February. Dr. Ditzler 
also was guest pi'eacher last August in 
the American Church of Paris and in 
South Morningside Church, Edinburgh, 
Scotland. Dr. and Mrs. Ditzler visited 
in Italy, Austria, Germany and England 
on their tour. 

John H. Wall was recently ap- 
pointed a Vice President and Gen- 
eral Manager of 
Sei-vel, Inc. Home 
Appliance Division, 
Evansville, Ind. For 
the past five years 
he had been associ- 
ated with Kent 
Plastics as a Vice 
President in charge 
of manufacturing 
At SU he captained 
both the football 
and basketball teams. 

Former Supeiintendent of Schools 
at Dunellen, N.J., W. A. Miller, 
Jr. has been appointed to the same po- 
sition at North Bergen, N.J. LaRue 
Shempp has been having much success 
with a unique form of photography and 
projection. With Mrs. Shempp he illus- 
trates Bible stories with a flannel board. 
Effective use is made of a panel board 
of lights. By means of controlled 
switches, transformeis, a i-heostat and 
spot lights, a phantom effect is as start- 
ling as 3D film. "Williamsport Sun" 
wrote a feature article fii-st of the year. 
'/iA •''*'"' ^^ • Hoffman has recently 
^U been aijpointed associate director 
of the Engineering Experiment Station, 
Michigan State College. Before going 
to Michigan State he held teaching po- 
sitions at the Univ. of Illinois, Penn 



n J9 


State and Susquehanna. Rev. Robert G. 
Sander, pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran 
Church, Geistown, was honored as 
Johnstown's "Outstanding Young Man 
of 1954". The honor was bestowed by 
a committee of local judges and the U.S. 
Junior Chamber of Corrmierce. Award 
was based on his organization of a Lu- 
theran Church in the Geistown area, his 
counseling in juvenile cases and for 
local civic interests. He is President of 
Johnstown District Alumni Club. 

40 Christia 

Principal speaker for the two day 
an Career Conference held 
recently on campus 
was the Rev. Dale 
S. Bringman, pastor. 
Church of the Re- 
deemer, Harrisburg, 

^J Tietbohl, Jr. 

has left his practice 
in Reading for a 
two-year tour of 
duty as a Naval BRINGMAN 

Medical afficer. Mrs. Tietbohl (Susan 
Foltz '51) will reside at 539 Holly Rd., 
Yeadon, Pa., during his absence. Edwin 
Lee Bittenbender was recently commis- 
sioned to serve as a Missionary to India. 
He will receive his BD degree from Gar- 
rett Biblical Institute, Evanston, 111., in 
June, after which he and Mr-s. Bitten- 
bender, who was commissioned at the 
same service, will go to their new field. 

>["/> Dick Westervelt has been trans- 
JU feired to the Chicago office of the 
Prudential Insurance Company. Dick is 
an ad writer for Prudential. 

Fancher E. Wolfe spent a day on 
impus soon after the new year. 
Out of his experience as Student Aid 
Counselor at the University of Minne- 
sota, he discussed with the Administra- 
tion several good suggestions for 
improving Susquehanna's student aid 

'rO (Qualified for the Army's Scien- 

O^ tific and Professional Personnel 

program, John Diehl has been assigned 

to the .Medical Laboratories of the Army 

'51 ': 

Chemical Center, Md. Mrs. Diehl is the 
former Maxine Chambers '52. J. Rob- 
ert Dunlap x"52 was the first baritone 
in over 5 years to be chosen by .Amer- 
ica's only non-profit concert organiza- 
tion, the National Music League. He is 
also a member of the Robert Shaw 
Chorale, with which he has appeared 
as soloist and has sung leads in two 
productions sponsored by the McMillan 


At ceremonies held at the U.S. 

Naval Station Treatre, Newport, 
R. I., Richard Bidelspach received his 
Commission as Ensign in the Reserve 
Otticei's. He is now qualified to serve 
as Junior Officer aboard any of the 
Navy's warships or supporting com- 
mands. 1st Lt. Ernest R. Walker, now 
serving with the Marine Corps in Ko- 
rea, will shortly finish his overseas duty 
and plans to enter law school this Fall. 


Ronald Goodman has recently 
been elected to the faculty of the 
Red Lion Area Schools. 


A Januar.v graduate, James Gorm- 
ley, has secured employment with 

the manufacturing chemists, Rohm and 

Haas, of Philadelphia. 

8 Scholarships Offered 
For Incoming' Freshmen 

Announcement has been made by the 
administration that last year's very suc- 
cessful competitive scholarship program 
for freshmen would be continued this 
year. Eight outright grants (with no 
work responsibilities) and ranging in 
value from $200 to $500 per year are to 
be competed for by Liberal .Arts stu- 
dents planning to live on campus. 

To make the day a pleasant one, can- 
didates are invited to come between 9:00 
and 9:30 A.M. for early registration, 
coffee and doughnuts. At 9:30 A.M. all 
those competing will be interviewed. At 
10:30 a program of music will be given 
in Seibert Chapel. From 11:00 to 12:00 
there will be an official tour of the cam- 
pus and films of campus life. 

All will be invited to lunch in Horton 
Dining Hall at 12:15 and after a siesta 
the test will be given at 1:30 P.M. 

While candidates are taking the test, 
parents and Alumni will be invited to a 
program of chamber music in Seibert 

Last year the majority of candidate- 
were sent to the campus by the Alumni 
and it is hoped this year more Alumni 
will talk with student prospects about 
this splendid opportunity. 

Write to the Public Relations office 
for application forms. 

MARCH 1955 



259 Alumni, Friends 
Contribute $3,666.20 
To 1955 Alumni Fund 

Success of this year's Alumni Fuml 
is now assured with 259 contributors 
and $3,(561.20 to date. With last year's 
total contributors for the year standing 
at 183, the four remaining months of 
1955 may very well double last year's 
total. Success is due to the cooperation 
of class representatives who took time 
out to personally mail letters to all 
classmates. The response has been most 

Final report will be made at a later 
date and recognition will be given to 
the class showing the highest percentage 
of contributors and the highest total 
amount contributed. 

Susquehanna's fiscal year runs from 
July 1 to June 30. Listed in the adjoin- 
ing columns are those who have con- 
tributed to the curient fund since July 
1, 1954. 



Aug:usta C. Long:, '37, after being in 
ill health for more than a year, died 
February 1(3 at her home in Northumb- 
erland, Pa. Mrs. Long was the first 
woman to graduate from Susquehanna 
after the Calle5>'e became a University, 
and was well known for her interests 
in church and community activities. 
Sui'viving \t^ addition to her husband, 
are fom thildren. 

The Reverend Albert M. Lutton, '16, 
' former pastor of the First English 
Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
diod January 13 at his home in Albu- 
querque, N. M., where he had been 
I residing since his retirement four yeai*s 
ago. He graduated from the Seminary 
in '19 and later did graduate work at 
I the University of Chicago. Sui-viving 
are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Imler Lutton, 
and three children. 

Just before going to press details 
v/ere received of the untimely death of 
Joseph G. Streamer '21 of 264 High- 
■ land Ave., Downingtown. Suffering a 
. slight heart attack two years ago, he 
! had not been in good health since. On 
I February 19 he passed away with an 
acute coi-onary occlusion, and was bur- 
ied in the family plot in Punxsutawney, 
Pa., on February 22. 

Mr. Streamer, since gi*aduation had 
been actively interested in his Alma 
Mater, and for a number of years had 
been the alumni representative on the 
Board of Directors. In 1952 he received 
from the Philadelphia District Alumni 
Club the coveted "S-In-Life" Award. 

IR86-N0 Representative 

Dr. George R. Ulrich 

Rev. Will. H. Harding 
1888-No Representative 

Dr. John I. Woodruff 
1891 -No Representative 

B. Meade Wagenseller 
1898-No Representative 

Frank A. Eyer 

Alice Gortner Fischer 

Bruce A. Metzger 
1899-No Representative 

J. D. Bogar, Jr. 

Luther Hassinser 

Dr. Harvey D. Hoover 
1900-No Representative 

Harry Weis 
1901-No Representative 

E. M, Brungart 

S. Ward Gramley 
1902-No Representative 

D. B. Moist 
1903-No Representative 

Sara Snyder Walter 
1904- No Representative 

J. B. Bulick 

Mildred Arbogast Morgan 
1905-No Represent a ti\'e 

Dr. Isaac D. App 
1906-No Representative 

Bertha Hough FederHn 
1907-No Reijresentative 

Charles M. Teufel 
1908-Dr. John Houtz. Rep. 

Dr. George Dunkelberger 

Kathryn Moser 

Marion Ferner Sellers 
1909-No Representative 

Rev. Mervyn V. Ross 

Rev. J. Bannen Swope 
1910-Miss Mary A. Phillips. Rep. 

Dr. George B. Manhart 
1911-Dr. Latimer S. Landes, 

Claude G. Aikens 
1912-Dr. Claude Mitchell. Rep. 

Laura M. Knepshield 

Rev. H. R. Shipe 

Rev. Paul H. Stahl 
1913-Rev. John B. Kniseley. 

Helen G. Fisher 

Rev, John and Mary Gray- 
bill Kniseley 

Rev. R. L. Lubold 
1914-Dr. Frank P. Boyer, Rep. 

Dt, Frank P. Boyer 

Euphemia Brown Kerns 

Rev, A. W. Smith 

Mary Mowery Zak 
1915-N. A, Danowsky. Rep. 

Rev. Walter E. Brown 

Jess Pleasanton Coxe 

N. A. Danowsky 

Rev. John F. Harkins 

John HoUenbach 

Ralph W. E. Kline 

Emma Moyer Masteller 

Aberdeen Phillips 

Alice F. Weaver 
1016-Rev. William E. Swoope. 

Katherine Wagner Harkins 
1917-Rev. Park W. Huntington. 

Rev. Park W. Huntington 

Herbert S. Rausch 
1918-Eva Herman. Rep. 

Relda Robb Hamilton 

Miriam Grossman Lundahl 
1919-Rev. H. A. Shoaf. Rep. 

Rev. Willard Allbeck 
1920-Dr. Joseph Hackenberg. 

Russell F. Auman 

Evelyn Allison Boeder 

Yvonne Everest Harmon 

Ralph Woodruff 
1921-Dr. Maurice R. Gortner, 

Dr. O. H. Aurand 

Marie Romig Huntington 

M. P. Moller. Jr. 

Ruth Larue Thompson 

Ernest F. Walker 
1922-Rev. George R. Groninger. 

Merle A. Beam 

Ruth Bastian Richard 
1923-Dr. Beatrice Rettinger. 

Dorothy Margerum App 

Cornelius Jarrett 
1924-Dr. Joseph C. McLain. 

Rev. I. Wilson and Lottie 
Brosius Kepner 

Alvin Carpenter 

W. John Derr 

Alma V. McCuUough 

Dr. Joseph C. McLain 

Rachel Brubaker Whited 

1925-Naonii Ulrich Linebaugh, 

Dr. Norman R. Benner 

Dr. Roger Blough 

Rev. Harland D. Pague 

Alda Long 

Luther Salem 
1926-Theodore Ebberts, Rep. 

Dr. Eugene T. Adams 

Lee E. Boyer 

Dr. Barbara E. DeReamer 

Theodore Ebberts 

Sara Hassinger Fague 

Gertrude McKee Kaup 

Margaret E. Keiser 

Dr. Orville B. Landis 

Anna M. Norwat 

W. Alfred Streamer 
1927-Laura Arnold. Rep. 

Ruth Brubaker 

Emily Craig 

Anne Gealing Landis 
1928-Dr. Harold Ditzler, Rep. 

Dr. Harold Ditzler 

Elizabeth Stong Eichelberger 

Mary Farlling 

Marshall Fausold 

Sister Dorothy Goff 

Edward Herr 

Betty Hauser Kinsel 

Dr. C. M. Shaffer 

Helen Ott Soper 
1929-Henry R. Carichner. Rep. 

Helen Simmons Barrick 

Carl O. Bird 

Helen Ammerman Brown 

Henry R, Carichner 

Helen Carter Gehret 

Gertrude Fisher Jones 

Rev. F. A. Lundahl 

George and Gertrude Arbo- 
gast Spaid 
1930-Clifford A. Kirakofe, Rep. 

Paul Bishop 

Rhea Miller Frantz 

Florence Lauver 

Ruth Goff Nicodemus 

John S. Rhine 

Simon B. Rhoads 
1931-S. Walter Foulkrod. Rep. 

S. Walter Foulkrod 

Frank C. Gill 

Paul M. Haines 

Rev. Paul Hartline 

Rev. Ronald E. Kehler 

Mary E. Lauver 

Dr. B. E. Nicodemus 
1932-Margaret Markle Artley. 

Dorothy Puckey Clark 

Thelma Crebs 

Rev. Lewis R. Pox 

Dr. Andrew Kozak 

Dr. M. L. Rachunis 
1933-Selon Dockey. Rep. 

Martha Fisher 

M. A. Graykoskie 

J. Donald Steele 

Bruce and Marian Walborn 
1934-Daniel T. McKelvy. Rep. 

Rev. E. M. Clapper 

Isabella Horn Klick 

Helen Guss Lauver 

Martha Bodinan Martz 

Blanche Savidge 

George P. Schwartz, Jr. 
1935-Louise Mehring Koontz, 

Xavier Abbott 

Ruth Bair Badger 

Robert R. Clark 

Dr. John F. Hanna 

Louise Mehring Koontz 

Erie I. Shobert. II 
1936-Horace Hutchison. Rep. 

Walter and Anna Bock Hertz 

Horace Hutchison 

Eugene D. Mitchell 

Marcella Chaya Turnbach 
1937-A. Mary Scott Gumpher, 

Clyde and Helen Wentzel 

Walter S. VanPoyck 
1938-Dr. Robert Boyer. Rep, 

Dr. Robert A. Boyer 

Ethel Ramer Coulter 

Mary Heim Davey 

Rev. Karl Kniseley 
1939-Frank Laudenslayer. Rep. 

Howard Baldwin 

Miriam Miller Fisher 

Robert L. Herr 

Mathilda Neudoerffer Powell 

Louise West 
1940-Anna Hill Groce. Rep. 

Dr. Louis P. B?.ylor 

Elizabeth J. Barnhart 

David Coren 

Dr. Wm. L. Davis 

Rev. Robert F. Fisher 

Rev. John G. Gensel 

Dr. W. H. Gehron 

Rev. J. Leon Haines 

John W. Hoffman 

Clair Kaltreider 

Eunice Arentz Knupp 

Florence Landback Latsha 

William L. Mease 

Dr. Paul M. Orso 

Jack P. Shipe 

Barner Swartz 

Eugene F. Williams 
1941-Dorothy Artz, Rep. 

Doiolhv Artz 

Carl He It 

Margaret Dunkle Kniseley 

W. Edgar Meek 

H. B. Thatcher 
1942-Sanford P. Blough. Rep. 

John Adams 
1943-Ferne Lauver Zeigler, Rep. 

Dorothy Williamson Adams 

Lawrence Isaacs 

Anita Bashore Roth 
1944-Catherine Byrod Whitman. 

Ray Schramm 

Elinor J. Stitt 

Catherine Byrod Whitman 
1945-William Hays. Rep. 

Mary Moyer Bringman 

John Kocsis 

Natalie Kresge Isaacs 

Rev. Herman G. Steumpfle. 

Jack Warner 
1946-Dr. Arthur J. Gelnett. Rep, 

Dr. R. J. Johns 

Jean Wheat Schramm 

Dorothy Sternat Thomas 
1947-Frank Corcoran. Rep. 

Virginia Hallock Damiencki 

Jean L. Huver 

Gale Clark Johns 

Hilda Markley Kocsis 

Elsie Thompson Wohlsen 

Ruth Williams Zeidler 
1948-Robert Wohlsen. Rep. 

Rev. Dale Bringman 

Betty Reisch Jones 

Allan B. Packman 

Rev. Augustus V. Tietbohl 

Robert Wohlsen 

William P. Yancho 

Frank Zeidler 
1949-Janies B. Peters, Rep. 

E'ouglas Arthur 

Jean Blecher Berninger 

Dr. Robert and Doris Wan- 
baugh Goetz 

Juanita Keller Hartle 

Grace Lau Hawk 

Ann Get singer Hoinan 

Charles A. Morris 

Columbus and Ella Fetherolf 

James B. Reilly 

Charles H. Rohmann 

Mary H. Smith Sanders 

Lawrence Smith 

Dr. R. H. Tietbohl, Jr. 

S. Elaine Williams 

John H. Wright 

Evan and Frances Lybarger 
1950-Donald E. Wissinger. Rep. 

Lillian C. Smith 

Janet Wolf Statler 
1951-Ben Alter. Rep. 

June Klingler Biglieri 

Shirley Young 

Susan Foltz Tietbohl 

Wm. D. Fisher 
1952-James Hazlett. Rep. 

Charles Bomboy 

Patricia Heathcote 

Cynddylan M. Jones 

Lynne Lightfoot 

Kenneth A. Lenker 

Ethel McGrath 

Lois Renfer 
1953-David Bennett. Rep. 

Ensign Marvel I, Cowling 

Pamela McKegg Doney 

Jane Wehr 
1954-No Representative 

Carolyn Lucas Boyer 

Marilyn J. Huyett 

Irene K. Oldt 

Dr. George H. Berkheimer 

Roland F. Cook 

Harry V. Elliott 

Alice Holmen Glauque 

Bertha Hein 

Athalia T. Kline 

Dr. Wm. D. Lewis 

Dr. P. M. Linebaugh 

Mrs. Margaret J. Miller 

Dr. Amos A. Stagg, Sr. 

Amos Alonzo Stagg. Jr. 

Dr. William W. Tomlin.son 



MARCH, 1955 

Susquehanna Program, Publications, Faculty 
Recognized in Carl Carmer's New "River" Book 

Susquehanna Univei-.sity h:is receivod 
outstanding recognition by Carl Canner 
in his new book, The Susquehanna, 
released at the beginning of February 
by Rinehai-t and Company. Commenda- 
tion is given to the college for the excel- 
lence of its academic program, and 
special mention is given to the Susque- 
hanna University Studies, an annual 
journal of faculty research articles now 
about to enter upon twenty years of un- 
interrupted publication. 

Prominence is awarded to Dr. Fred- 
eric Brush, who endowed the Susque- 
hanna University Press and who has 
written many books about the Susqu- 
hanna. These are listed by Carl Carmer 
in the bibliography Several chapters 
in the book are head( .1 by poetry written 
by Dr. Brush and published previously 
by the Susquehanna University Press. 

Other members of the university fam- 
ily to be singled out for special mention 
include Dr. Aithur Herman Wilson, 
professor of English, with quotations 
from an article of his on the Pantisoc- 
racy. This article was part of a longer 
piece of research in which Dr. Wilson 
studied the literature of the Susque- 
hanna Valley for two hundred years, 
from 1743 to 1943. It was published 
in the Proceedings of the Northumber- 
land County Historical Society. 

Dr. George F. Dunkelberger, professor 
emeritus of education, is cited in the 
bibliography for his history of Snyder 
County. And Dr. William Russ. Jr.. 
professor of history, appears in the sec- 
tion on acknowledgements, along with 
Dr. Wilson, for the aid which both men 
contributed to Carl Carmer as he was 
gathering material for his book. 

Concerning Susquehanna the exact 
words of the author are, "Unlike many 
other American colleges which though 
founded to inculcate the creeds of dis- 
tinctly separate denominations have now 
become non-denominational, Susque- 
hanna has maintained its Lutheran char- 
acter in marked degree. It has held 
to its religious purposes and, at the 
same time, has made such progress in 
the field of education that it is highly 
regarded by these scholars and execu- 
tives who make up the staffs of 
America's foremost colleges. Members 
of its faculty contribute important 
monographs to a professional joui'nal 
locally published, Susquehanna Univer- 
sity Studies. Students, both men and 
women, have upon gi-aduation proved 
the worthiness of their training." 

No other college along the more than 
five hundred miles of the river has 
received this kind of unstinted praise 

fi-oni Carl Carnit'i'. himself a former 
college professor. 

Susquehanna University figures in 
another quotation when Carl Carmer 
states, "The facts about the Pantisocracy 
have best been told by Arthur Herman 
Wilson, professor of English at Susque- 
hanna Uuiversity, who reports: 'Pant- 
isocracy did not have any effect upon 
the Susquehanna, but it did seem to 
have an effect elsewhere, that is, in the 
Fricker family, because it brought hus- 
bands to all three girls, Mary, Edith, and 
Sara. However, Robert Lovell died 
young; Coleridge deserted his wife; and 
so Southey was the one man in the world 
who felt the full weight of the Pantiso- 
cracy because he was left to support all 
tliree of the Fricker girls for the rest 
of his life.' " 

In 1944, when it was known that Carl 
Carmer was to undertake the writing 
of the volume on the Susquehanna, the 
university awarded him the honorary 
degree of doctor of letters. Great satis- 
faction was expressed that Dr. Carmer 
was to prepare the book because his 
ability to wiite lively narrative, embel- 
lished with humor, was widely recog- 

A graduate of Hamilton College, New 
York, Call Carmer went to the Univer- 
sity of Alabama to teach English some 
decades ago. It was there that he burst 
into fame with a national bestseller. 
Stars Fell on Alabama, a magnificent 
book of folklore. After returning to the 
East, he wrote a great deal about the 
folklore and natural scenes of his na- 
tive state. New York, in such books as 
Listen for a Lonesome Drum and Dark 
Trees to the Wind. 

He then became associated with the 
"Rivers of America" series, published 
by Rinehart and Company, and wrote 
The Hudson. Dr. Cai-mer is at present 
the editor of this series, and The Susque- 
hanna is the forty-eighth "River" book. 

At the invitation of President and Mrs. 
G. Morris Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Carmer 
will be guests of Susquehanna Univer- 
sity on the campus for April 22 and 
April 2.3. At that time they will attend 
the Shakespeaiean spring festival when 
Romeo and .Juliet will be performed. 
Foi- Saturday afternoon, April 23, a 
literary tea is planned. Word will be 
sent to various societies in Northumber- 
land, Union and Snyder counties inviting 
their members to meet the Carniers at 
the tea. About forty librarians, who 
will be on the campus on that <lay for 
a conference, will also have the oppor- 
tunity to meet the Cjirmers at the tea, 
which will be open to the general public. 


1905 ^'''^"""''"'■' plans tor 50TH reuii- 
mii of the clas.s of 1905 are in the hands 
of Jacob B. Bulick. Members planning 
to be present should notify him at 2() 
N. Market St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
1910 ^'''^ word was received fiom 
Mary A. Phillips saying she had can- 
vassed members of her class and fiml.s 
a number interested in attending a re- 
union this year. She expects others to 
sign up later. Her address is: 218 West 
Walnut St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
1915 ^*>^^ ^^ ^^^ alumni office from 
N. A. Danowsky said: "Ralph Witmer, 
with a committee of Walter Brown, Wil- 
bui- Bennag'e, Aberdeen Phillips and Ira 
Gross, has been requested to make nec- 
essary local arrangements for our 40TH 

1 920 "^"^ Hackenberg spearheading 
l)lans for their 35TH reunion, wants to 
make it clear — that dinner will be helil 
on the campus instead of at the Dutch 
Pantry. Reservations should be sent to 
him at 127 West Chestnut St., Shamo- 
kin. Pa. 

1930 P'-'"^ *°'' the 25TH reunion of 
the class of 1930 are progressing under 
the direction of Mrs. Marjorie Phillips 
Mitchell. Members will meet for lunch 
on the campus to be followed by a pe- 
riod of renewing old friendships. 
1933 ^'^^ ^^^^ reunion (to be held 
in 1958) will be a joint celebration the 
same year our Alma Mater celebrates 
its 100th year. Class oflScers were elect- 
ed last May to plan for this reunion. 
Goal is a special gift of money to be 
given the University with an average of 
at least $25.00 from each member. Don- 
ald Steele is class treasurer. His ad- 
dress is 180 Orange St., Northumber- 
land, Pa. Send your suggestions to Jo 
Hoy Lamb, 21 Kensington Terrace, 
Maplewood, N. J. 

1 QQ^ In a lettei' to the alumni ottice 
from Erie I. Shobert II he said, "Sev- 
ei-al members of the class of 1935 are 
making arrangements so that our 20TH 
reunion will be somewhat different than 
those of the past." Local arrangements 
and reservations are being made by Mrs. 
Kenneth L. Badger, 11 E. Mill St., 
Selinsgiove, Pa. 

1945 ^"^^^'^ °^ the lOTH reuniim will 
go out soon from Laverne Kohn Maho- 
ney. She wi itos .... "my two tiny boys 
keep me busy, but I am glad to put the 
piomotion into this 10th reunion." Her 
addiess: 1344 Chestnut Ave., Haddon 
Heights, N. J. 

1 QKf) Telephone call to the campus 
fiom Don Wissinger just as the 'Quar- 
terly' was going to press, brought the 
good news that plans are being made 
for a 5TH reunion. Woid will go out 
from Don at a later date. 

MARCH 1955 




Front row, left to right: Frank Romano, Wealherly, 
Pa.; Dick McCarty, Hughesville. Pa.; Dick Owens, 
Stroudsburg, Pa.: Frank Smith, Maiich Chunk, Pa., and 
Gary Schroeder, Honesdale, Pa. 

Back row, same order: Don James, Hawley, Pa.; Pete 

Bergey, Strasburg, Va.; Val Avot.s, Danville, Pa.; Bill 
Morris, Newport, Pa.; Coach PfeilTer; Dwight Huseman, 
White Haven, Pa.; Gerald Herbster, and James Keiser, 
Selinsgrove; Joe Chase, Stroudsburg, Pa, and Bill Korbich, 
Shamokin, Pa. 

A. A, Stagg, Jr. Ends 
31 Years of Coaching 

On Febiuaiy 3 Piesident G. Morris 
Smith released the following news story 
to our complete press list: 

".■\t the suggestion of Amos Alonzo 
Stugg, Jr. the Executive Committee of 
the Board of Direc- 
tors of Susquehanna 
University decided 
to strengthen the 
department of phys- 
ical education by 
the engagement of 
an additional man 
who will coach foot- 
ball. Mr Stagg will 
give his time to his 
duties as teacher of 
physical education and pea-sonal hy- 
giene, and as manager of intra-muj'al 

"Mr. Stag-g has requested to be reliev- 
ed of his duties as coach of football, and 
the new coach will have complete charge 
of this field under the direction of the 
faculty-administration athletic commit- 
tee. A program of intercollegiate ath- 
letics will operate under the direction 
of the faculty-administration committee 
on athletics, of which Mr. Stagg is a 

Stagg, strong influence in the lives 
of those who played under him, as a 
result of this decision, has completed 

thirty-one years of coaching football. 

Beginning his coaching cai'eer at 
Chicago University, under his famous 
father, A. A. Stagg, Sr., he moved to 
Susquehanna in 1935, and the famous 
father-son combination again teamed up 
at Susquehanna when the father came 
fiom coaching at the College of the 
Pacific in 1947, and for six years assisted 
his son as advisory coach. 

A number of applications have been 
received for the vacancy but at the time 
of going to press no decision had been 
made about Stag'g's successor. 



became the bride of William W. Stewart 
on December 31 in the First Baptist 
Church, Lewistown, Pa. Mr. Stewart 
is stationed with the Navy at Norfolk, 
Va., and Mrs. Stewai-t will continue 
working in Lewistown. 

ROWIE V. DURDEN, JR. '52 and 

Marcia Miller were married December 
26 in the First Presbytei'ian Church, 
Pitman, N. J. 

JUNE E. KLINGLER '51 is now Mrs. 
Biglieri and is residing at 5 Van Ant- 
werp Rd., Schenectady, N. Y. Mrs. 
Biglieri is employed by General Elec- 
tric in Schenectady, 

2 Transfer Students 
Aid Basketball Team 

t-iiach Ed. Pfeiffer's basketball players 
wound up one of Susquehanna's toughest 
schedules with a record of only four 
wins ag'ainst 14 losses. Encouraging 
note is that the team improved greatly 
as the season progressed. 

Two transfer students, Frank Romano 
and Dwight Huseman, helped consider- 
ably after the second semester. 

Romano, 6' 2", 160 lbs., from Weather- 
ly. Pa., came to Susquehanna from 
George Washing-ton University, where 
he captained the freshmen team. He is 
shooting at Ev Zlock's '49 record, and 
this year had an average of 28.8 points 
per game. 

Dwig-ht Huseman, strong man at the 
back-boards, came to Susquehanna fi'om 
Lehigh, and with his 6' 6" gives the 
team much needed heig-ht and reach. 
Both Romano and Huseman crashed the 
National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion's statistics for small colleges, Ro- 
mano placing eighth in the Nation for 
individual scoring, and Huseman 14th 
for rebounds. 

Thre^ Seniors completed their inter- 
collegiate playing careers this year — 
Dick Owens, set-shot artist from 
Stroudsburg: Frank Smith, speedy for- 
ward from Mauch Chunk, and Dick 
McCai-ty, shifty guard, from Hughes- 



MARCH, 1955 

Women's Auxiliary 
Donates $31,000 for 
New Music Building 

by Marjorie Wolfe McCune '43 
President. Women's Auxiliary 

Alumnae are tiiuiing jrreat satisfaction 
in helping to assure fulfilment of a 
dream that has haunted the University's 
Women's Auxiliary for at least eig-ht 

The dream began at a time when a 
300,000 dollar building was a large 
vision indeed for a ladies' society of 
approximately three hundred members. 
Whoever it was who warned the world 
never to underestimate the power of a 
woman probably had the Auxiliary in 
mind, for on its 25th Anniversary, in 
1947, wonderful things began to happen 
to this group of enterprising ladies. 

With multiplied memberships and 
memorial book entries its only means 
of raising funds, the Auxiliary launched 
a new and greatly expanded life. 
Inspired by Mrs. G. Morris Smith and 
a tlevoted executive and promotion com- 
mittee, the org'anization began mush- 
rooming to its present membership of 
over 1700 women dedicated to the inter- 
ests of Christian Higher Education, 
particularly as it concerns Susquehanna 
University. Construction of a new music 
building on the campus by 1958 was 
the overwhelmingly popular goal toward 
which all funds are now directed. More 
than $31,000 is available for the new 
building fund to date, with the promise 
of much more to come. 

Alumnae weie quick to see an oppor- 
tunity to serve their Alma Mater 
through Auxiliary channels; hence every 
phase of the Auxiliary's many activities 
finds enthusiastic alumnae well rep- 
resented. In the Executive Committee 
Sally Brungart Stevens ('25) is First 
Vice President, Olive Barry ('13) is 
Recording Secretary, Ruth Bair Badger 
('35) and Janet Rohrbach ('40) share 
the chairmanship of the Program Com- 
mittee, and Enrigean Pensyl Whitnioyer 
('43) is Publicity Chairman. 

Alumnae talents are always in demand 
and are generously offered. Currently, 
the Promotion Committee, which is 
readying new promotion materials foi' 
the Apiil-May membership drive, the 
climax of all Auxiliary activities, is 
utilizing the special abilities of Betty 
Miller Leach ('47), who secures entries 
of children of alumni in the Childien's 
Red Book. On this committee, too, is 
Jean Beamenderfer ('39), who contacts 
parents of all students to enlist them 
as members and contributors, while 
Janet Rohrbach is invaluable as all- 


101 N. Market St., 
gelinsgrove, Pa, 

Entered at Selinsgrove Pennsylvania 

notify if undelivered 
Post Office as Second Class Matter 

Copies of "Lanthorn" 
Sought by S. U. Library 

Miss Hilda Kolpin, Susquehanna Uni- 
versity's Librarian finds that there are 
a number of Lanthorns missing from 
her files, and sends out a request to 
alumni who might be able to help. The 
following editions are needed: 1931, 
1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 
1942, 1944, 1945, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1951, 

around liaison person and mimeograph- 
er-in-chief. Also helpful has been the 
work of Catherine Fisher ('42), direct- 
ing activities in the Williamsport area. 

The important job of addressing, 
stuffing, and mailing the more than 
0000 pieces of correspondence sent oul 
annually is efficiently handled by Sec- 
retary Barry and staff, which includes 
Naomi LTlrich Linebaugh ('25) with 
others who are willingly pressed into 
jei-vice as the work requires. 

The monthly programs make liberal 
use of the talents of Susquehannans. 
The April program will present Selins- 
grove Hig-h School Forensic contestants 
under the supervision of June Hendricks 
Hoke ('42). Mary Potteiger ('24) pie- 
sented her younger Conservatory stu- 
dents in a delightful program at the 
special children's meeting in March, and 
earlier in the season, Phoebe Herman 
('17) was most interesting with her 
Travelogue of Scandinavia. A highlight 
of the Annual Meeting last May was a 
lovely half-houi' of music by four accom- 
plished alumni — Marcella Chaya Turn- 
bach ('30), Clark Nevin ('43), Jane 
Southwick Peters ('49), and Janet 
Rohrbach ('4fi). 

To list all of the contributions to the 
Auxiliary of these and other alumnae 
would require a pamphlet, at least. 
.\lunHiae serve as keywomen in churches 
and other spheres where they devote 
themselves to winning new members; 
alumnae sei-ve as hostesses at the social 
hours which follow the monthly meet- 
ings; alumnae serve as promoters of the 
memoiial books (which last year alone 


JONES — a daug'hler, Nancy Hazt-n, born 
to Mrs. Ralph E. Jones (Norma Hazen 
'40) May 31. Mr. and Mrs. Jones 
reside at Green House, Radnor Rd., 
Wayne, Pa. 

MAHONEY— Brian Phillip, born Febru- 
ary 4 to Mrs John L. Mahoney, Jr. 
(Laverna Kohn '45) of 1344 Chestnut 
Ave.. Haddon Heights, N. J. This 
is the second son for the Mahoneys. 

MATTHEWS— Stephen Eugene, born in 
in October '54, has been adopted by 
Dr. John '41 and Mrs. (Evelyn Wil- 
liamson '43) Matthews of 920 S. 9th 
St., Edinburg, Texas. The Matthews 
have another child, John Robert, who 
is two. 

SMALL — a son, Kenneth Scott on No- 
vember 27 to Mr. '50 and Mrs. (Sally 
Mitchell '51) Kenneth Small. The 
Smalls reside at 101 Manchester Ave., 
Paterson, N. J. 

TIETBOHL— Gregory Lewis, boin Feb- 
ruary 21 to Dr. '49 and Mis. (Susan 
Foltz '51) Ralph Tietbohl, 229 N. 
25th St., Mount Penn, Reading, Pa. 
Gregory Lewis has a sister. Patty 
.\ n n . 

ZIM.MERMAN — lefTrey Collins, Novem- 
ber 23 to Mrs. Raymond L. Zimmer- 
man (Marianna Hazen '48). The 
Zimmermans make their home at 508 
S. Orange St., Media, Pa. 

added more than $1700 to the treasury); 
they serve as "ordinary" members, 
broadcasting the name of Susquehanna 
to places near and far, creating good 
will and interest for the university. 

With such loyal advocates the dream 
of the New Music Building in '58 is 
certain to be realized, as alumnae work 
with others toward this common goal. 

•aiNSOiOVE, PA. 


JUNE, 1955 


"HcK- dear to one and all the name 
Their Alma Mater bears, 

When they have left its classic halls 
To shoulder worldly cares. . . ." 



June, 1955 


The spring dinner meeting was held at 
the Pine Tiee Inn, West York, May 12. 
The club was entertained by David 
Coren, vioUnist of the class of '40 and 
Madame Annette Roussel Pesche, a 
graduiite of the Paris Consei-vatory and 
a foi-mer pianist of Phil Spitalny's 
orchestra. Mr. Dan MacCuish and Dr. 
William Russ were guests from Susque- 

Officers elected for the coming year 
were: Raymond Gai-man '30, president; 
Vei-non Fereter '36, vice-president; Pat- 
ricia Heathcote '52, treasm-er; and Anna 
E. dinger '35, secretary. 

The annual dinner meeting was held 
at the Dutch Panti-y on April 18. Fol- 
lowing dinner, membei-s came to Bogar 
Hall where they had a business meeting 
before witnessing "Romeo and Juliet," 
Officers elected were Patricia Houtz '50, 
president, and B. Mary Shipe '42, sec- 
reUiry. Harold Benion '39, retiring 
president, presided. 


Dr. William A. Russ addressed the 
club at its meeting on April 21. Election 
of officers was held as follows: Mai'lyn 
R. Fetteroff '23, president; Russell N 
Carmichael '34, vice-president; Thomas 
J. Weible '23, secretary; and Robert A. 
Gabrenya '40, treasurer. Mrs. Marlyn 
R. Fetterolf (Mabel Kinzey '24) was 
elected to the executive committee. 

The Susquehanna University Alumni 
"S" Club of New Jersey sent trophies 
to the campus to be presented to out- 
standing players on both basketball and 
baseball teams of this year. 

Dick McCarty, senior student from 
Hughesville, was selected by the coaches 
and athletic committee as the outstand- 
ing player on both teams and on May 
21 wiis presented both trophies. 

For the past two years the "S" Club 
has presented trophies to outstanding 
players participating in Susquehanna's 
three major sports — football, ba.sketball, 
and baseball. The awards are popular 
on the campus, and it is hoped this act- 
ivity of the "S" Club will become a 


The spring meeting was held April 
27 at the Chatham Park Elementary 
School, Haverford Township. Invited 
as guests to this dinner and meeting 
were student prospects from the Phila- 

Alumni Urged to Send 
More Students for Sept. 

The .A-dmissions Office reports that all 
indications point to a good freshman 
class in September, thanks to the many 
alumni who took the time and trouble 
lo refer students to their alma matei\ 

As of June 1, 135 had been accepted; 
and if we can do as well during the 
ummer as we did last summer, Sus- 
quehanna will have another freshman 
chiss of which all of us can be proud. 

There are still vacancies, however, 
for both men and women students, and 
it is hoped the alumni will continue 
their splendid efforts during the sum- 
mer to insure the success of this year's 
recruiting program. 

Send names of prospects to the Pub- 
lic Relations- Office. 

Jean Lauver Joins S. U. 
Public Relations Staff 

Mrs. Jean Rowe Lauver on May 2 
joined the staff of the Public Relations 
Department of the 
Univer.<;ity in the 
capacity of secre- 
tary and will assist 
the department in 
:ill it.s functions of 
alumni work, pub- 
licity, and student 
recruiting. As Mrs. 
Lauver becomes bet- 

T » .n'-.^T> ter acquainted with 
LAUVER , , - .. 

the work of the 

Public Relations Department, it is 
expected she will be able to greatly 
assist the alumni office in all its work. 
She will give special attention to the 
improvement of the akunni records, will 
assist wdth the publication of the Quar- 
terly, and will help plan for the various 
Reunion Days. 

Mrs. Lauver's husband, Orville H., 
also of the class of '54, is presently at 
Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 



Plan now to attend Homecoming on 
Saturday, November 5. A reminder will 
be sent out later, but in the meantime 
put the date on your calendar. The 
football game this year is to be with 
Wagner College, and friends of our new 
Coach, "Whitey" Kell '39, will want 
to see his team in action. 

dolphia area. Parents of Susquehanna 
students were also invited. Entertain- 
ment was provided by Mr. Axel Klein- 
sorg and a gi-oup of students from the 

Pres. Smith's Message: 

$700,000 APPEAL 

It is with pleasure that we announce 
that at the meeting of the Central Penn- 
sylvania Synod of the United Lutheran 
Church in America held in Gettysburg, 
Pennsylvania, June 6 to 8, the Centen- 
nial Appeal of Susquehanna University 
for $700,000 was unanimously approved. 
The appeal will be in two parts as 
follows: $200,000 to be raised by the 
University and $500,000 to be contri- 
buted by the 620 churches of the Synod. 
The appeal is scheduled for the fall of 

The needs which the money is to 
supply are the following: 
$250,000 for the human side of the Uni- 
versity (this recommendation 
is of first importance by the 
advice of the Accrediting Com- 
mission which met on the 
campus in February 1954) 
$300,000 Music Building 
$125,000 addition to the Libraiy 
$ 25,000 for renovating and adding to 
the heating plant 

Susquehanna University will celebrate 
its Centennial in 1958. The aim is to 
have the buildings erected, dedicated 
and free of encumbrance by that date. 
The endowment must be increased to 
strengthen the support of faculty and 

A number i;f our Directors were pre- 
sent as delegates to Synod and were 
greatly delighted with the friendly spirit 
which was shown by Synod toward the 
forthcoming Centennial in 1958 and 
toward the large amount of work which 
needs to be done in order to have a 
fitting and glorious celebration of that 

I am sure our alumni will be delighted 
with the progress made in the Loyalty 
Fund gifts to the human side of the 
institution. The number of givers has 
been greatly increased and the total 
sum raised has been almost doubled. 
As President I am most grateful for 
this increasing appreciation on the pait 
of our alumni of the importance of a 
more geneious support for the personnel 
of the institution. Every giver has my 
own sincere thanks for his interest in 
this phase of tlie L'niversity adminis- 

I trust this summer will be one of 
great profit and benefit to all of our 
alumni who are serving in responsible 
l)i>sitions in all walks of life. 

Faithfully yours, 
G. Morris Smith 

Entered as second matter September 26. 1931. at the Post Office at Sellnsgrove, Pa., 
four times a year by the Susquehanna University. Sellnsgrove, Pa. in the months of 

under the Act of August 24, 1912. Published 
September. December, March and June. 

June, 1955 



53 Receive Degrees at 
97th Commencement 

Susquehanna observed its 97th Com- 
mencement prog:iam on May 28, jji-ad- 
uating- 53 seniors and conferring' an 
honorary degree on a prominent alum- 
nus, The Reverend Harland Dinim 

President and Mrs. G. Morris Smitli 
g-ave the traditional luncheon to the 
seniors on May 26 at the Hotel Edison, 
at which time the seniors presented 
their class memorial g-ift to the Univer- 
sity w^hieh included tihe following- items 
— an electric basketball scoreboard, two 
tape recorders, a three-way record play- 
er, brass appointments for the chapel 
altar, and a contribution toward film 
sti'ips for the New York Times mici-o- 
film reader in the library. 

Pleaching the Baccalaureate sermon 
on Friday night was Dr. Dwight F. 
Putman, President of the Central Penn- 
sylvania Synod of the United Lutheran 
Church in America. After the Bac- 
calureate sei-vice President and Mrs. 
Smith received gTaduates, parents, and 
fiiiends at Pine Lawn. 

Commencement speaker was Dr. Don- 
ald L. Helfferich, Vice-President of Ur- 
sinus College. 

The only other recipient of an honor- 
ary degree was Dean Malcolm Eugene 
Musser of Bucknell University. 

The Reverend Harland Dimm Fague 
is pastor of St. Stephen's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Lancaster. After re- 
ceiving his A. B. degree at Susuehanna 
in 1925, he graduated from the Theolog- 
ical Department of Susquehanna in 1928. 
In 1942 he received his Master of Sac- 
red Theology degree from the Phila- 
delphia Lutheran Seminary. 

Pastor Fague's wife, the former Sara 
Aima Hassinger of Mifflinburg, is also 
a graduate of Susquehanna in the class 
of 1926. Their daughter, Marianne, 
now is a missionary in British Guiana; 
she received her degree from Susque- 
hanna in 1951. 


Henry J. Mowles, Federal Parole 
Officer for twenty-six years died un- 
expectedly at his home in Selinsgrove 
May 23. Mr. Mowles sei-ved as athletic 
coach at Susquehanna University from 
192G to 1928. 


A total of 16 of the 115 graduates of 
Selinsgrove Ai-ea Joint High School, 
Class of 1955, have selected Susquehanna 
for enrollment in the fall. The gi-oup 
includes nine girls and seven boys. 

Left to Right: 


Dr. Donald L. Helfferich, Vice President Ursinus 
College, Commencement speaker; Malcolm E. Musser, Dean of Men 
at Bucknell U., who received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of 
Pedagogy; President G. Morris Smith; The Reverend Harland Dimm 
Fague '25, who received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity. 


Larry Bingaman with his dad, Paul; James Showalter and his 
father, Fred S.; Nancy Hermann with her parents, William S. and 
Madeline Steininger Hermann; Mary Ann Bingaman with her mother 
and father, The Reverend Reid and Miriam Rearick Bingaman; Fred 
Shilling with father the Reverend Russell T., and mother, Flora 
EUmore Shilling. 



June, 1955 

Company Representatives 
Interview S. U. Students 

By Dr. Lyder L. Unstad. 
Asst. Prof. Bus. Admin. 

More and more industries of various 
types are visiting college campuses 
today in search of potential executives, 
and the placement services at colleges 
and universities — Susquehanna among 
them — received many inquiries regarding 
possible employees who have been stu- 
dents in Business Administration, Eco- 
nomics, Physics, Chemistry, etc. With 
some companies the regular Liberal Arts 
student is preferred to those who have 
specialized. These companies prefer 
graduates with a well-rounded education, 
and they themselves conduct the nec- 
essary speciality and indoctrination 
ti-aining programs. Regardless of course 
of studies in college, all companies find 
it necessary to give new employees some 
specialized training during a period of 
six months to a year. 

Since Januaiy of this year more than 
twenty companies have sent representa- 
tives to Susquehanna campus to inter- 
view seniors. Salaries offered this year 
have ranged from $50 a week to $380 a 

In all cases, firms ai-e seeking potential 
candidates for future managerial posi- 
tions (mercantile, manufacturing and 
insurance firms), or the highly special- 
ized work such as chemists, accountants, 
actuarians, etc. Aside from academic 
standing, the intei-viewers look for good 
health and well-rounded experience out- 
side the classroom. Candidates must 
be free to travel fi-om plant to plant. 

The companies have developed various 
kinds of tests which are given to poten- 
tial candidates in oixier to discover 
latent characteristics and success for 
the future. 

America's great position in the world 
today is due mainly to our abundant 
natural resources and the productive 
know-how in construction and manage- 
ment, and corporations look increasingly 
to the colleges for men and women of 
quality and vision. Frequently, gi-ad- 
uates from Christian institutions are 
preferred because it is believed they 
have gained a more than average por- 
tion of such qualities as honesty, re- 
liability, loyalty, and friendliness. 

Some of the companies that have 
visited Susquehanna this year are: Bur- 
rough's Adding Machine, Price Water- 
house, Sacony Vacuum, Armstrong Cork, 
Bell Telephone, General Electric, Gen- 
eral Motors, Intel-national Business 
Machines, Firestone Rubber, Proctor & 
Gamble, and Du Pont. 

Class Representatives Spur Alumni Giving; 
More Than Twice as Many Respond This Year 

More than twice as many alumni responded this year to the 
Loyalty Fund appeal than did last year. With total contributions 
clcse "to $5,000, the record is one of the best in the history of the 
university except for years when special appeals were made. 

Last year 183 contributed a total of $2726.76. This year 397 
contributed $4959.20. 

The percentage of alumni contributing jumped from six percent 
in 1954 to ten percent in 1955. 

Such a splendid record is due to the efTorts of Class Represen- 
tatives who willingly accepted the responsibility of personally con- 
tacting all their classmates. 

Not included in our Loyalty Fund total are the contributions of 
many who support scholarship programs and other projects in their 
District Clubs. In many cases these gifts are substantial and con- 
tribute greatly to the general program of the University. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly, gifts have been received 
from the following: 

1887 Dr. Samuel T, Nicholas 

1888 Dr. George E. Fisher 
1891 Dr. Frederick Schrader 

1898 Dr. I. Hess Wagner 

1899 William M. Schnure 

1900 W. Ralph Wagenseller 

1901 Robert Z. Burns 

1902 S. B. Burkhart 

1907 Mary Jacobs Russell 

1908 S. Luther Reed 

1909 Grace A. Geiselman 

1910 Paul H. Hartman 
Dr. Warren W. Inkrote 
Ethel Smyser Kemble 
Mary Phillips 

Dr. Walter H. Traub 

1913 Sara B. Manhart 
Dr. John B. Rupley 

1914 Rev. Harry W. Miller 

1915 Wilbur E. Bennage 
Dr. J. Frank Faust 

1916 Clovd E. Bottiger 

Rev. David S. Kemmerer 

1919 Helen Salem Wescoat 

1920 Dr. Dallas C. Baer 
Amnion K. Bateman 
Calvin V. Erdly 
Harold Y. Fisher 
Albert R. Potteiger 
Paul G. Winey 

1921 Dr. Maurice Gortner 
Ellis K. Lecrone 

Dr. Mildred E. Winston 

1922 Luther A. Fisher 

1923 Rev. John and Stella Ris- 

ser Cole 
Marlyn R. Fetterolt 
Marv Beck Grant 
William E. Mitchell 
Dr. Beatrice Rettinger 

Martha Larsen Martin 
Austin C. Roche 
Ethel v. Taylor 

1927 Laura M. Arnold 
Ruth Evans 

Harvey A. Heintzelman 

1928 Margaret Buyers 
Edwin O. Constable 
Laura L. Gemberling 
Benjamin T. Moyer 
Ray Sheeler 

Mary Wentzel Updegrove 

1929 Harry J. Lupfer 
Mildred I. Potteiger 
Russell T. Shilling 
Clarence Updegrove 

1930 Dorothy Strine Bowers 
Dorothy Heiser Fisher 
Miller Gerhardt 
Myer R. Musser 

L. A. Pelton 

1931 Lois Brungart Bendigo 
H. Vernon Blough 

Dr. Lawrence C. Fisher 
Esther Larsen 
Helen OConnell 
Herbert C. Pearson 
Minnie Wolfe Walters 

1932 Harriet Leese Beck 
Rev. Samuel Brosius 
Herman R. Fenstermacher 
Dr. John F. Kindsvatter 

1933 Beatrice Gentzler Armold 
Grace C. Boyle 

Martin A. Graykoskie 
Flora Ellmore Shilling 
Amelia Krapf Williams 

1934 Ruth Bergstresser 
Rev. E. W. Huston 
James C. Suter 

1924 Rev. William and Marga- 1935 Dorothy C. Eastep 

ret Widlund Blough 
Mabel Kinzey Fetterolf 
Glenn E. Fisher 
Mary K. Potteiger 

1925 Ruth Albert Baer 
Rev. Marlin M. Enders 
Marlin E. Grubb 
Sara Brungart Stevens 
Adeline Strouse 

1926 Percy B. Davis 
Hayes Gordon 

1936 Katherine Weber Pink- 

Rev. Jerome V. Guss 
John T. Skuba 
Anna Mease Wagner 
Julius Weinberger 

1937 A. Mary Scott Gumpher 
Rev. John C. McCune 
Frances Smith Novinger 

1938 Helen Hisdorf Dauberman 

1939 Jean Beamenderfer 

Harold Benion 

W. Frank Laudenslayer 

1940 Lt. Col. John D. Bice 
Betty Lerew Bloodworth 
Anna Hill Groce 
Margaret Grenoble Long 

1941 Katherine Dietterle Benion 
Rev. J. Alfred Fryer 
Faith Harbeson McNltt 

1942 Melvin E. Haas 

Edward S. and Blanche 

Forney Rogers 
Phillip R. Templin 

1943 Ruth E. McCorkill 
Marjorie Wolf McCune 

1944 Lois Kramer Pritz 
Jean H. Renter 
Ada Jayne Romig 

Rev. George Morris Smith 

1946 James R. Clark 

1947 Naomi E. Day 

Mary Lizzio Govekar 
Alan Parcells 
Joseph Taylor 

1948 Lois C. Dauberman 
Carolyn Graybill Helm- 

Aria Bilger Marks 

1949 Robert and Nancy Everett 

Richard L. Wilson 

1950 Robert L. Block 

Shirley Nicklin Bogdanffy 
Patricia Houtz 
Lillian C. Smith 
Rev. Lloyd T. Wilson 

1951 Marianne E. Fague 
Gardhier Marek 

.Tane Bollinger Schroedter 

1952 Robert O. Bogdanffy 
Richard L. Fyler 

C. Dale Gateman 

James Hazlett 

G. Allan VoUmers 

1953 Clara M. Williams 

1954 Joyce K. Gilbert 

Orville H. and Jean Rowe 
Bertha M. Hein 
Rev. Richard Martin 
Dr. George G. Peery 


Mr. Robert L. Amy, Assistant Pro- 
fe.ssor of Biology at Susquehanna, on 
June 13 was granted a Ph.D. degree at 
the University of Virginia, Charlottes- 
ville. Mr. Amy has been doing his work 
in the field of biology and has made a 
special study of "The KfTects of Radia- 
tion on Insect Developement." 

Mr. Amy is continuing work in the 
above field this summer at the biological 
Division of Oak Ridge National Lab- 
oratories, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Cnach Stagg, Sr., and Mrs. Stagg 
journeyed from their home in Stockton, 
California, im .June 2 to tittend the 
annunl "C"' Dinner at Chicago Univer- 
sity where 500 were in attendence. The 
Occasion was a special celebration for 
the fiftieth anniversary of Chicago's 
football and track teams of 1905. Coach 
Stagg was the principal speaker. 

Coach Stagg, Jr., and Mrs. Stagg 
attended the meeting. 

June, 1955 






Total number contributing 

-- 397 

Percent of known alumni contributing __ _ 

- 10% 

Total amount contributed _ 

$4959.20 1 

Average contribution 

$12.50 1 


No. Con- 




% of Class Amount | 

































































Dr. John Houtz 









Mary A. Phillips 





Dr. Latimer S. Landes 





Dr. Claude Mitchell 





Rev. John B. Kniseley 





Dr. Frank P. Boyer 





N. A. Danowsky 





Rev. William E. Swoope 





Rev. Park W. Huntington 





Eva Herman 





Rev. H. A. Shoaf 





Dr. Joseph Hackenberg 





Dr. Maurice Gortner 





Rev. George R. Groninger 





Dr. Beatrice Rettinger 





Dr. Joseph McClain 





Mrs. Percy Linebaugh 





Theodore Ebberts 





Laura Arnold 





Rev. Harold E. Ditzler 





Henry R. Carichner 





Clifford A. Kiracofe 





S. Walter Foulkrod, Jr. 





Margaret Markle Artley 





Selon Dockey 





Daniel T. McKelvy 





Louise Mehring Koontz 





Horace Hutchinson 





A. Mary Scott Gumpher 





Dr. Robert A. Boyer 





Frank Laudenslayer 





Anna Hill Groce 





Dorothy Artz 





Santord P. Blough 





Feme Lauver Zeigler 





Catherine Byrod Whitman 





William Hays 





Dr. Arthur Gelnett 





Frank Corcoran 





Robert Wohlsen 





James Peters 





Donald E. Wissinger 





Ben Alter 





James Hazlett 





David Bennett 










WILDA OUENTHAL '52 is now Mrs. 
Brady and is residing at The Parkway 
— Apt.9G, 14 Marshall Street, Irvinglon, 
N. J. 

the bride of CHARLES WILLARD 
TAYLOR, JR. '51 on April 9 in the 
Camp Hill Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Mr. Taylor will be graduated this 
summer from the School of Dentisti-y, 
University of Pittsburgh. 


wei-e married in Selinsgrove's Trinity 
Lutheran Churoh on May 28. They will 
be at home at 430 North Line St., Laji- 
caster, while Mr. Vanderhoof studies 
at the FrankJin and Marshall Seminary. 


CARR '52 became Mr. and Mrs. on 
June 4. 

HELEN GRIFFITHS '55 also chose 
June 4 as her wedding date. She is 
now Mrs. Charles Abbott Hendry. 


Luther Snook were united in marriage 
cm June 4 in the Emmanuel Evangelical 
Lutheran Church of Middleburg. Mrs. 
Snook will begin teaching in the Lock 
Haven Junior High School in the fall. 

NANCY RICHARDS '55 on June 4, 
became the bride of John McLain '58. 
The wedding took place in North Wales. 

CHARLES W. COATES '55 were wed 
in Bloomsburg on June 4. Classmates 
of the couple in the bridal party were 
Carlene Lamade, Mary Ellen Krebs, 
Ruth Scott, Kenneth Erdley, William 
Vanderhoof, Larry Bingaman, and Fred 

LOIS C. DAUBERMAN '48 on June 
11 became the bride of William C. 
Schultz of Dubois in Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Selinsgrove. Mr. and Mrs. 
Schultz will reside in Shanksville, where 
they are both faculty members of the 
Shanksville-Stonycreek Joint High 

ARD C. BURLEY '53, Lieutenant junior 
grade. United States Naval Resei-ve, 
were married on June 8. The ceremony 
took place in Pottsville, Pa. 



June, 1955 

Class of 1935 Compiles 
Interesting- Statistics 

One of the successful reunions on 
Alunmi Day was the class of 1935, and 
Erie I. Shobert, II, has provided the 
Alumni Office w-ith the results of an 
interestinjT questionnaire that had been 
sent to all members of the class. 

Thirty-two out of a class of seventy- 
six completed the questionaire. 

Some of the interesting personal facts 
are: twenty-six ai-e married and six 
still single. The size of families ranges 
from one to six children with an average 
of 2.5. 

There are eleven teacheis, eight home- 
makers, four in business, three ministers, 
one engineer, one surgeon, one high 
school principal, one music supervisor, 
one nurse, :md one doing research work. 

In reference to church membership, 
there are fifteen who are Lutheran, five 
Reformed, four Presbyterian, two Cath- 
olic, two Episcopalian, two Congrega- 
tion;iIist and one Methodist. 

Twenty-five are members of service 
clubs, fifteen belong to social organiza- 
tions, six to veteran's organizations, 
five are members of professional soci- 
ities, three are active in political clubs, 
and four in scouting. In these organ- 
izations thirty-seven oflices are held. 

In reply to the question: Do you own 
your own home ? Twenty-one replied 
"yes" and ten "no." 

Aside from personal statistics, the 
class wanted to have some fun vrith 
their questionnaire. The question was 
asked of the married members: Do you 
sleep in twin or double beds ? Nineteen 
replied "in double beds", and two "in 
twin beds." Two replied that this 
question was impertinent. 

In an effort to learn the favorite 
beverage of the class members, the re- 
sult was as follows: coffee, thirteen; 
water, four; milk, three; beer, three; 
coke, three; scotch, two; tea, two; rye 
and gingerale, one; boui'bon, one; and 
martinis, one. 

The favorite movie actor was Spencer 
Tracey, and the favorite actress was 
Grace Kelly. 

The question was asked: Do you con- 
sider yourself successful ? Ten replied 
"yes", five "no." Seven were not sure. 

The final question asked was: What do 
you remember most vividly about 
Susquehanna ? Among the answers 
were: W.ishing dishes; Freshmen Get- 
Away; gym fire; waiting for Governor 
Earle on Commencement Day; inspiring 
teachers; fun I could have wth a dime; 
Motet Choir; breaking a whole tray of 
dishes; burning leaves in the fall; un- 
defeated football team of 1932; meeting 
my wife; dark and dingy G. A. Hall; 
Erie Shobert's cello playing; oat lice 

Mrs. Kline Leaves S. U. 

President G. Moms Smith, at the last 
faculty meeting of the academic year, 
anounced that Mrs. Carol Kline, for the 
past nine years pre- 
ceptress at Hassing- 
ir Hall, had resign- 

Mrs. Kline, al- 
ways popular witli 
Susquehanna stu- 
dents, has accepted 
a position as Resi- 
dence Diiector of a 
sorority house at 
\\'estminster C o 1- 


John Leig-h Smith 
Ordained in Virginia 

John Leigih Smith, son of Piesidrnt 
G. MoitLs Smith, and well-known to 
many alumni was ordained June 12 in 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, 
Va. His brother, the Reverend George 
M. Smith '44 is the present pastor of 
this church where his grandfather, Dr. 
Luther Leig'h Smith served as pastor 
for 28 years. 

Participating in the ordination service 
were President G. Morris Smith and Dr. 
Smith's brother. Dr. Charles J. Smith, 
Provost of Roanoke College. 

The newly ordained minister has ac- 
cepted a call to Reformation Lutheran 
Church, Greenville, Tenn. 

S. U. Musicians Active 

At the Eastern All-State high school 
band festival held this year in the Cath- 
olic High School of Harrisburg, Sus- 
quehanna graduates were prominent in 
directing its activities. 

Russell H. Williams '48 served as 
host; the guest conductor was Allen W. 
Flock '47; and the presiding officer of 
the Pennsylvania Music Educators As- 
sociation was William 0. Roberts '29. 


Dr. Thomas F. Armstrong, Jr., with 
his mother, will leave their home in 
Philadelphia in early July to spend the 
summer in California. His mother will 
remain in California, but Dr. Armstrong 
plans to spend .several weeks in Hawaii. 

on mashed potatoes: Peg Carson print- 
ing her initials on her hand with acid; 
the evening vespers on campus; the 
Sunday walks to the cemetery; baseball 
at the colony; Selinsgi-ove Local puffing 
uj) the hill; friendliness and good spirit 
of nearly everyone; onion s;mdvvich 
parties; truck load of colony boys being 
delivered everyday; Teddy Bear's sand- 
wich loaves at dorm "feeds." 

Susquehanna Senior Plans 
Visit with (ierman Family 

.\ Susquehanna student. Miss Jessie 
Smith '5(i of Schuylkill Haven, will visit 
Geiinany this summer under the pro- 
gram known as ".An Experiment in 
International Living." 

FouMd(>d in 1932 this program is a 
non-profit educational corporatiim whose 
purpose is to build up in all countries 
groups of people who are eager to 
promote mutual understanding and re- 
spect betiveen their own and other lands. 

On July 4. Miss Smith — sister of 
Elinor M. Smith '.53 — will leave Quebec, 
Canada, and go directly to Germany 
where for thi-ee weeks she will be the 
guest of a German family. With a 
daug-hter of this family who is the same 
age as Miss Smith, she will tour all of 
Germany for another three week period. 
She will return to the home of her 
hostess for a farewell party. She will 
leave Germany September 13. 

Fraternity "Help Week" 

For the first time, fraternities this 
year turned "Hell Week" into "Help 
Week" and offered their services to the 
community in any constructive phase 
during the week of April 18-23. 

The borough council sug'gested a pro- 
ject of clearing an old field for a play- 
ground. Fifty-five pledges of the three 
fraternities gave a total of more than 
200 hours to the project, each pledge 
giving at least five hours. 

The program was very successful, 
and the Inter-fraternity Council decided 
to repeat it next year. The pledges 
were enthusiastic and cooperated 100 
per cent. 


With an enrollment of 71, this year's 
summer school is one of the largest in 
recent years. Included in the group are 
15 veterans, several of whom plan to 
continue in the fall. In attendance are 
21 women and 50 men students. 


1. Class of 1920 

2. Ethel Smyser Kemblc '10, 
President G. Morris Smith, 
Jerry D. Bogar. Jr., '99 

3. One table of non-reunion 
alumni lunching on campus 

4. Class of 1915 

5. Class of 1910 

6. Class of 1945 

7. Class of 1930 

8. Class of 1905 

June, 1955 



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June, 1955 

. Susquehannans on Parade . 

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Guy C. Lauver of Falls Church, 
rginia, for the past eleven 
years has been budget examiner in 
the U.S. Bureau of the Budg'et, respon- 
sible for checking a budget of over two 
billion dollai-s on education of veterans. 

M. Baker. 
1 c e 1933 
with the Union 
Barge Line Corpor- 
ation, Pittsburgh, 
was recently elect- 
ed Vice-President of 
the Line and its sub- 
sidiary company. 
Southern Transfer 
M. BAKEK Co., Memphis. 
Major Kusseil P. Knoebel, serv- 
ing as Chaplain since 1950 in the 
armed forces, has been transferred from 
Harlingen, Texas, to Wheeler Air Force 
B;Lse located in Tripoli, North Africa. 
Carl Bird is President of the Tar- 
pon Springs, Florida, tourist 
club; and in a letter to the Alumni Of- 
fice said, "1 want my friends to know 
where 1 spend winters and hope they 
will come to see me." Mi-. Bird's per- 
manent address is Volant, Pa. 

Clyde K. Spitzner, President of 
the General Alumni Association 
and commercial manager of radio sta- 
tion WIP, was x-ecently elected as a 
member of the board of directors of the 
Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia, the 
oldest advertising club in America. 
)QQ L)"". Kobert A. Boyer, head of the 
00 physics department of Muhlen- 
berg College, hiis recently been elected 
Vice-President of the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Section of the American Associ- 
ation of Physics Teachei-s. 
'/11 t:iydc Sechler, formerly with Fred 
^J. Waring, is now with the Martha 
Raye TV show. 

y AQ William S. Clark, for the p;ist two 
T:0 years director of Development 
and Public Relations at Cedar Crest 
College, has recently organized the Bev- 
erly Publishing Company and will pub- 
lish a monthly magazine to be known 
as the "Lehigh Valley Jounial." The 
magazine is scheduled to make its first 
appearance August 2. R. H. Williams, 
as coach of Harrisbm-g Catholic High 
School junior varsity basketball team, 
this past season won the Central Penn- 
sylvania Catholic Leagoie Championship, 
as well ii& the Hai-risburg Junior Var- 
sity Championship. 

Carl E. Dahlgren has accepted the 
piisition of administrative assist- 
ant for the Central Committee for Con- 
scientious Objectors, 2006 Walnut 


Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. He had for- 
merly been employed as a drtiftsman in 
the Water Department of the city of 
Jr' A Theodore Horace (Mark this month 

t)\J re<-eived hi.s Miuster of Education 
degi-ee from the University of Dela- 
>ri The Reverend William K. Smeltz 

t/J. has accepted a call to the Jerome- 
Boswell charge in western Pennsylvania. 
^rrO The Reverend Charles L. Bomboy 

tJLd hes recently been re-assigned by 
the E.U.B. Chureh to the Castenea- 
Farrandsville charge near Lo<-k Haven, 
Pa. He was formerly located in Milton. 
The Reverend James W. Morris was re- 
cently graduated from the Lancaster 
Theological Seminary of the Evangel- 
ical and Reformed Church. He is pastor 
of the Ross Street Methodist Church in 
Lancaster. The Reverend David G. Volk, 
recently gi-aduated from Theological 
Seminary at Gettysburg, is now as.sist- 
ant pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, 

Leonard A. Carlson, Susquehan- 
Jniversity's first Fulbright 
scholar, will sail in early September for 
Germany, where he will study at the 
State Institute of Music in Frankfurt. 
His wife, the former Carol Ahr x'54, 
will join him about Christmas. Mr. 
Carlson in June received the degree of 
Master of Sacred Music from Union 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 
Sieve Frank Torok this month received 
his M.A. degree in physics from the 
University of Delaware. 

Joanne Heinly x, Ann Schuniach- 
and Alice Schweighofer x, 
were members of the gri-aduating class 
at Presbyterian Hospital, New York 
City, on June 2. Miss Schumacher was 
president of her class, which included 
109 members; and Miss Heinly was vice- 
president. All received their R.N. and 
A.B. from Columbia University. Presi- 
dent G. Morris Smith attended the ex- 

Jr'Q Leonari 
JO na Ur 

Ot' er X, ai 

S. U. to Share Grant 
From General Motors 

Word has just been received by Pres- 
ident G. Morris Smith that the General 
Motors Corporation will make unre- 
stricted grants of $10,000 each to founda- 
tions representing colleges in Indiana, 
Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsyl- 
vania, and New England. Susquehanna 
University is a member of the Pennsyl- 
vania Fiiundation of Independent Col- 
leges and will benefit from this $10,000. 

U. S. steel Elects 
Blough to High Post 

S. U. alumni, students and friends 
rejoiced hust month when announcement 
was made that Roger Mylos Blough of 
the class of 1925 was elected Boaixi 
Chaii-man and Chief Executive Officer 
of the world's largest steel firm — U. S. 

Press wires, national magazines, radio 
and newspapers across the nation can-ied 
the story in which Susquehanna was 
mentioned prominently for contributing 
to Roger's educational background. 

Alumni will remember that Roger was 
comniemenient spcuker in 1953 an<l re- 



ceived from his Alma Mater an honor- 
ary LL.D degree. 

Lanthorn of 1924, after listing offices 
held carried this prophetic paragraph: 

" 'Nic' is a faithful, honest, energetic 
worker, taking an active interest in the 
literary and religious oi-ganizations at 
Susquehanna. As a student, there are 
few to equal him and none better. It is 
in athletics Chat Roger shines forth 
most conspicuously. For two consecutive 
years "Nic" has nuide the Varsity Fcwt- 
ball Stiua<l, and has gained a reputation 
of being one of the most consistent 
players on the team. 

"Those of us who know Roger licsi 
have learned that behind that kind smile 
and those laughing eyes there lies a 
character containing those elements of 
greatness before which the world will 
some day bow in awe. 

"So here's to "Nic" Blough, the most 
loved, the most admired, and the most 
respected man of the class." 

Roger's many friends and all alumni 
wish him well as he assumes his now 

June, 1955 


Pre-Eng-ineering- Added 
3-2 Progrram with U. of P. 

By Dr. t. townsend Smith. 
Prof, of Physics 

Susquehanna University has entered 
into an agreement with the Univer- 
sity of Pennslyvania by which we have 
added a pre-eng-ineering' curriculum in 
the Liberal Arts course. LTnder this 
plan Susquehanna University will award 
the Liberal Arts degree and the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, the engineering 
degree. The student remains at Sus- 
quehanna for three years and then 
spends two years in the engineering 
schools of the University of Pennsyl- 

In the three years at Susquehanna 
the student will study the less technical, 
introductory parts of an engineering 
curriculum. Such courses are English 
composition, chemistry, mathematics, 
and physics. Economics and, at times, 
psychology are included in the program. 
Some schools also include work in 
English literature. 

Since the above mentioned courses are 
traditional Liberal Arts courses, theie 
seems to be no good reason why such 
introductory basic work should not be 
given in a Liberal Arts college prior to 
a student's entrance to an engineering 

Last fall for the first time about a 
half dozen freshmen started on this cur- 
riculum. The first group will be apply- 
ing for admission to the University of 
Pennsylvania in the fall of 1957, with an 
engineering degree in prospect in the 
spring of 1959. They will have spent 
one year more in study than they would 
have spent had they gone directly from 
high school to an engineering school; 
but there are a number of reasons why 
it is profitable to spend this extra time. 

One item of profit is the courses a 
student will study under the Liberal 
Arts program, coui-ses which are not 
customarily given in technical schools. 
Under the agreement between Susque- 
hanna and the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, just under fifty hours can be 
listed as technical requirements and some 
thirty to forty hours Liberal Arts. 
Such Liberal Arts courses should open 
up fields of thought and present problems 
of great value which the technical stu- 
dent ordinarily does not get in his 

A second item of profit is the freedom 
of choice which a student retains during 
his early college years. One of our pre- 
sent pre-engineering students decided 
after a year that he did not want to 
study engineering after all. He is now 
planning to study law and is able to 
make the change without any loss of 
time. If a pre-engineering student de- 
cides not to pursue engineering, there 


Members of Class of '55 on their way to becoming Alumni 

are excellent possibilities in mathema- 
tics, physics, or chemistry. Some as 
undergraduates, more as graduate stu- 
dents may turn to the study of pure 
.science. A fair proportion of our phys- 
icists started as engineers. 

There is one other considerable ad- 
vantage in the pre-engineering program. 
The starting pace is somewhat slower 
in Liberal Arts colleges. In some of the 
engineering colleges a freshman starts 
the study of calculus immediately upon 
entering. For many students the math- 
ematical introduction is likely to be a 
rough one, at times too rough for the 
student's preparation. The number of 
students who drop out of engineering 
schools in the first two years is appall- 
ingly large. More than a few have to 
repeat freshman and sophomore courses. 
This is a wasteful and discourging pro- 
cess. Standai-ds of achievement have to 
be met, but they can be met much moi'e 
leadily if the initial pace is not too fast. 

The student contemplating the study 
of engineering should realize that he 
will be entering a difficult course of 
study. He can be promised a lot of hard 
work; but, of course, a rewarding pride 
of accomplishment if and when he 
finishes his course. 

The installation of a pre-engineering 
curriculum at Susquehanna has required 
very little change in the course offerings. 
Courses in mechanical drawing and in 
projective geometry have to be added. 
The only other reaiTangement necessary 
is in the physics program where it will 
be necessary to give every year courses 
in electricity and mechanics, which in the 
past were offered only in alternate years. 

The quality of the students who 
entered our pre-engineering program 
last fall is gratifyingly good. If the 
promise of the freshmen here is fulfilled 
by their subsequent accomplishment, 
some competent students will go from 
Susquehanna University to the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, students who will 
be well prepai-ed to continue there their 
preparation for the engineering pro- 

1955 Lanthorn Dedicated 
To Dr. P. M. Linebaugh 

The 1955 LANTHORN, one of the 
most attractive in recent years, was 
dedicated to Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh, 
director of the Conservatory of Music. 
The dedication was in appreciation for 
what Dr. Linebaug-h has contributed to 
Susquehanna during more than thirty 
years of unselfish service. 

The theme of this year's LANTHORN 
was "Shadows" and was successfully 
developed throughout the entire book, 
ending with these appropriate words: 

"Go forth to meet the shadowy future 

Without fear and with a manly heart." 

Women's Auxiliary 
Holds May Day Meeting 

The Women's Auxiliary of Susque- 
haiyna University rounded out eight 
years of concentrated eff"ort for the new 
music building with $.35,000 on hand 
for its objective. Approximately four 
hundred women — many of them S. U. 
graduates, gathered on May Day for 
a time of fellowship, business, special 
music, and the May Day festivities. 

Mrs. John McCune (Marjorie Wolf 
'43) most capably completed two years 
of leadership as president, and handed 
the gavel to Miss Margaret Gabel as- 
sistant librarian of the college, who is 
the newly elected President. 


On April 27 Susquehanna was host to 
the Snyder County Career Conference 
when 700 students from four high 
schools gathered on the campus. 

At an assembly in Seibert Hall Pres- 
ident G. Morris Smith welcomed the 
group. Students then had an opportun- 
ity to listen to consultants from twenty- 
eight occupational fields. 

This is the fourth year the Snyder 
County Principals' Association in coop- 
ei-ation with Susquehanna has held such 
a conference. 



June, 1955 




Alumni Day Sees 8 Class Reunions; Lunch 
For All Served on Campus 

At an enthusiastic meeting of tJie 
General Alumni Association on Alumni 
Day — May 7, Clyde R. Spitzner, radio 
executive from Philadelphia, was re- 
elected President of the Association. 

The Alumni Association during the 
past year, under the leadership of 
Spitzner, has showTi great progress, and 
alumni everywhere have great confidence 
in his leadership as the university ap- 
proaches its centennial year. 

Highlighting this year's program vi^ere 
eight class reunions, more than in any 
other recent year. Classes celebrating 
anniversaries were: 1905, 1910, 1915, 
1920, 1930, 1935, 1945, and 1950. 

In planning for the day's program, 
Pi-esident Spitzner had suggested that 
luncheon be sei-ved on the cam,pus to 
reunion gi'oups and pi-ovision also be 
made for others so that they would 
not have to leave the campus for lunch. 
Rooms in Seibert were tastefully decor- 
ated for the reunion classes, and a buf- 
fet luncheon was sei-ved out-of-dooi-s 
for other alumni and their families. 

An-iving early in the morning, mem- 
bers of the York-Hanover district club 
took charge of registration and in gen- 
eral directed the activities of the day. 
Chainnan of the committee was Ray- 
mond P. Gai-man '30. 

Presiding at the morning Council 
meeting. President Spitzner gave an 
encouraging report on this year's Alumni 
Fund and reported on the progress of 
the Centennial Building Fund. 

During the meeting a resolution was 
presented empowering the president to 
appoint a committee to draw a set of 
rules governing an award, which shall 
be knovvTi as the "Outstanding Achieve- 
ment Award" and empowering the com- 
mittee to select an outstanding alumnus 
for this year. 

Another innovation of this year's pro- 
gram was an assembly held after lunch 
at which time Dr. G. Morris Smith gave 
a detailed report on the college. He 
spoke enthusiastically about the support 
of the alumni and said, "We are rolling 
along" in several directions — in tradi- 
tion, in making a little go a long way, 
in student enrollment and in alumni 

Continuing, Dr. Smith said, "We are 
rolling along in intelligent discernment 
of the real things that are needed." He 
described the philosophy of Susquehanna 
— "a superior college within the limita- 
tions of its resources," and spoke of 
the future of Susquehanna ;us being a 
"quality college of some 600 students." 

Paying tribute to able and wise lead- 

ership on the part of the alumni, Pres- 
ident Smith said the college was proud 
of the achievement of so many of its 

At the conclusion of Dr. Smith's talk, 
a prog-ram of music was presented by 
students of the Consei-vatoi-y of Music. 

Immediately following the program in 
Seibert Hall, alumni went to the Little 
Theati-e and enjoyed a variety show 
under the direction of Axel Kleinsoi-g. 

To round out the afternoon's program, 
many alumni attended the Susquehanna- 
Teniple baseball game. 

At the annual banquet held in the 
evening, election of officers for the en- 
suing year resulted as follows: Clyde 
R. Spitzner '37, president; Dr. John I. 
Woodruff '88, honorary president; Win- 
ston Emerick '23, first vice-president; 
Mai'y Farlling '28, second vice-president; 
Janet Rohrbach '46, recording secretary; 
W. David Groce '47, treasurer; Edwin 
W. Brungart '00, statistician; Raymond 
Garman '30 and Glenn Musser '41, mem- 

President Spitzner expressed appre- 
ciation for the long-time service of 
Miss Ruth Bergstresser '34, who faith- 
fully kept minutes and acted as secre- 
tary to the Council for nine years. 

Honored guest at the banquet was Di\ 
Russell W. Gilbert, professor of German 
at Susquehanna, who was admitted into 
the Quarter Centui-y Club and who was 
presented with a cup emblematic of 
twenty-five years of sei"vice. 

President Spitzner gave recognition 
to alumni in attendence who graduated 
Continued ore Page Twelve 


HITTENBENDER — their first child. 
Amy Maureen, born to Mr. '49 and 
Mrs. Edwin L. Bittenbender in Evans- 
ton, 111., on May 4. Eaiiy in Septem- 
ber The Reveiend and Mrs. Bitten- 
bender will leave for India where they 
will serve under the Board of Missions, 
Livision of World Missions, of the 
Methodist Church. 

CHURCH— Deborah Ann, born to Mr. 
'54 and Mrs. (Helen Spaeth x'55) 
William C. Church on May 31. They 
are presently residing at 1501 Wake- 
field Place, New Orleans, La. 

DERR — a daughtei', Di)nn:i Jane, born 
March 20 to Mr. '50 and Mrs. Donald 
Den-. The Dens reside at 4860 66th 
Ave., Landover Hills, Hyattsville, Md. 

GOETZ— Susan Elaine born to Dr. '49 
and Mrs. (Doris Wanbaugh'49) Robert 
L. Goetz on March 11. Dr. Goetz is 
presently located at the Naval Re- 
cruiting Station in Jacksonville, Fla. 

HORNING— a son, Ronald Kermit, on 
May 3 to Mr. '54 and Mrs. Keniiit G. 
Horning. Mother and son are making 
their home in Shamokin, Pa., until Mr. 
Hoi-ning completes his lour of duty 
with the armed forces. 

IjANDIS — a second daughter, Joanne 
Mai-ie, born March 19 to Mrs. Richard 
M. Landis (Nancy Myers '47). Baby 
has a sister, Suzanne, who is 2% 
years old. Dr. and Mrs. Landis reside 
at 653 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, Pa. 

OBERHEIM— a daughter, Karen Lee, 
born to Mrs. Robert J. Oberheim 
(Leah Cryder '47) on May 19. Karen 
is the first child to arrive at the 
Oberheim residence, 518 Allegheny 
Street, Hollidaysbui-g, Pa. 

PRITZ— a son, Alan Keith, born Nov- 
ember 2, 1954, to Mrs. Donald D. 
Pritz (Lois Kramer '44) of 425 Chest- 
nut St., Perkasie, Pa. A daughter, 
Karen Lois, three, and a son, David 
Mark, six, complete the Pritz tiio. 

SMELTZ— William Clair, born June 2, 
two weeks after his fathei''s giadu:i- 
tion from Gettysburg Seminaiy. Tlie 
Reverend William R. Smeltz '51 and 
Mrs. Smeltz have moved from Gettys- 
burg to the piLslorate of the Lutheran j 
church in Boswell. 

WAHL— Margaret Ida. born to Mrs. ! 
Robert Wahl (Ruth Schwenk '42) on 
April 26. Margaret joins John, three, 
and Nancy, two, at the Wahl's Pied- i 
mont, California, residence. . 

June, 1955 



May Day Events 
Honor Story Teller 

Several hundred persons jammed the 
campus of Susquehanna on Saturday, 
May 1-4, to witness the annual May Day 

A pageant entitled "Hans Christian 
Anderson's Tale of May" was presented 
on the athletic field. The big event in 
Denmarl< this year marks the 150th 
birthday of Hans Christian Anderson, 
bu; the students, parents, and friends 
of Susquehanna didn't have to cross the 
ocean to view Anderson's enchanting 
fairy tale world. 

The famed story teller was portrayed 
by Larry Bingaman '55, of Elizabeth- 

Carlene Lamade of Kingston was 
crowned as the good and beautiful Queen 
by Miss Eleanore Steffey, who reigned 
as the 1954 May Queen. This was the 
second time during the year that the 
student body had chosen Miss Lamade 
as a campus queen, Homecoming in the 
autumn sei-ving as her debut. Queen 
Carlene had as her lady-in-waiting 
Barbara May of Baldwin, N. Y. Princ- 

May Queen and Iler Court 

esses in the Queen's royal court in- 
eluded Barbara Frank, Delanco, N. J.; 
Margaret Gordon, Philadelphia; Nancy 
Hermann, Middleburg; Ann Lacock, 
Wayne; Ruth Scott, Coatesville; and 
Rose Marie Sharretts, Bloomsburg. 

May Day festivities ended on Satur- 
day night with a Royal Ball held in the 
Queen's honor at the college gymnasium. 


Harold L. Bolig A. B. '2(), supervising 
principal of Selinsgrove Area Joint 
Schools since 1946, died suddenly May 
26. He had been suffering with a heart 
condition for the past four years. 

Active in athletics at Susquehanna, 
"Pete" Bolig's first position was at the 
Duncannon High School where he taught 
science and coached football. When he 
first came to Selincgrove he coachod 
football, basketball, and track. He re- 
mained in the coaching field until 1912 
when he left his teaching career to 
become a field representative for the 
American Red Cross, in which capacity 
lie served two years. A daughter, 
Xancy, and a sister, Mrs. Isabolle Bolig 
Heckert, attended Susquehanna Univer- 

Robert W. Mitchell B. S. '26, A. M. 

'29, died recently at his home at 300 S. 
Locust St., Myerstown, Pa. 

Since leaving Susquehanna Mr. Mitch- 
ell had been a teacher of science at the 
Myerstovni Boro High School. He was 
widely known throughout the state for 
his pioneer work in setting up a student 
(hiver training program in the schools. 
Under the sponsorship of the A. A. A. 
he also started the first adult driver 
training course in the country. 
Coach Bob Bastress and his 1955 Crusaders with a season's "'^ ^'^e, the former Mabel Kessler, 
record of five wins and eight losses. Left to Right - 1st Row: B. Gulick, s^raduated from Susquehanna in 1928. 

D. McCarty, G. Herbster, H. Kocher r^,„<. r i „.!> '•,•>' a- a t 

. ^ „ ^ „T, .L T-, T-, ueorge C. Lyter 22 daed on Januai-y 

2nd Row: R. Fleming, G. Thompson, J. White, R. Fox 2, 1955. He had been living in Port 

3rd Row: Coach Bastress, G. Schlucterer, F. Romano, M, Kratzer, Royal, having retired after thirty-two 

G. Lewis years as Supervising Principal of the 

4th Row: D. Purnell, S. Shilling, J. Rodkey, R. Sheldon Montoursviiie schools. 



June, 1955 


"Whitey" Keil Joins 
S.U. Coaching Staff 

Dr. G. Morris Smith on May 19th 
announced the appointment of Henry J. 
"Whitey" Keil as head football coach 
for 1955. 

Keil, well-known as an outstanding 
athlete at Susque- 
hanna during the 
years 1935-39, jour- 
neyed to the campus 
on May 19 from his 
home in New Jersey 
and was introduced 
to the members of 
the football team. 

"Whitey" has had 
extensive experience 
in the coaching field 
and made an impressive record for him- 
self at J:unes Milliken University, Deca- 
tur, Illinois, where he was head coach 
of football and baseball from 1948-51. 
In 1947 he was line coach and baseball 
coach at Carthage College, Carthage, 
Illinois, and in 1951 was line coach at 
Upsala College, East Orange, New Jer- 
sey. He has had extensive high school 
coaching responsibilities and has re- 
cently been directing the football activi- 
ties in his home town at Union Hill 
High School. 

After graduation from Susquehanna 
in 1939, Keil took special courses in 
education at Seton Hall College, Jersey 
City, and at the State Teachers College 
in Montclair, New Jersey. He received 
a Master of Arts degree in Physical 
Education from Columbia University 
in 1945. 

Making a big impression with mem- 



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Ml'. Phillip C. Bossart, Instructor in 
Psychology at Susquehanna for the past 
three years, has been granted a one-year 
leave of absence to continue work tov^^ard 
his doctorate in the field of psychology. 
He has been granted a fellowship at 
Syracuse University and will be an as- 
sistant in the Department of Psychology. 

bers of the athletic council and football 
team, Coach Keil outlined his plans 
for September. "I want you to get the 
desire to be on a winning team," he 
said. There is nothing wrong with win- 
ning, and we are going to do our utmost 
to win as many games as possible." 

Continuing, the new coach said that 
he expected members of the team to 
be in shape when they arrived on 
campus. Outlining a number of con- 
ditioning exercises that would be of 
value, he urged all the players to faith- 
fully condition themselves during the 

Firally, he said, "I want you to be 


Continued from Page Ten 

more than fifty years ago and also 
introduced members of the various re- 
union classes. 

President G. Morris Smith was en- 
thusiastically received and brought be- 
fore the members an encouraging report 
of the progress being made by the 

Oct. 1 — Ursinus at Collegevillc 
S— Swathmore at S. U. 
(Parent's Day) 
15 — National Assies at Doylestown 
29 — Juniata at Huntinfvdon 
Nov. 5 — Wagner at S. U. 
12 — Haverford at Haverford 

100 per cent football players; during 
the football season you must make foot- 
ball your number one interest." 

"Whitey's" present address is 340 
Westview Avenue, Fort Lee, N. J. 

Business Society Auction of 1955 


Vol. XXIV 

September, 1955 

No. 1 

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Registration will begin in Student Lounge Friday night. Come and enjoy the traditional parade and pep rally. 


9:00 Traditional Frosh-Soph Football Game. 
10:30 Susquehanna University Alumni Council Meeting — Room 103, Bogar Hall. 
Noon Buffet luncheons at Phi Mu Delta, Bond and Key and Theta Chi. 

Snack Bar in G. A. will be open for alumni desiring to lunch there. 


1 :30 Football Game— S. U. vs. Wagner. 

4:00 Coffee hour for everyone — Seibert Lounge — sponsored by the sororities. 

9:00 Homecoming Dance in alumni gymnasium. 

Do not forget to register in G. A. Lounge 



September, 1955 


Planning for the Centennial in 1958 

Susquehanna University will be 100 years old in 1958. During the past year, 
besides routine duties in connection with the normal conduct of the college, our 
major work has been planning for the worthy celebration of the centennial. This 
has involved a number of important meetings with faculty and staff, directors, 
architects, fund-raising counselors, synodical committees, and finally with the 
Central Pennsylvania Synod itself on June 8, 1955, when the synodical appeal for 
$500,000 for the Susquehanna University centennial was approved for the fall of 
1956. The fine spirit of unanimity with which synod gave its approval is a source 
of hope and encouragement to all of us as we gird ourselves for this worthy effort. 
By pulling together, and with God's blessing, we can achieve in this appeal a 
resounding success for Christian higher education. 

An additional sum of $200,000 will be available to finance the Centennial 
Program, making a total objective of $700,000. 

Steps So Far Taken 

In a movement of this magnitude it 
will be helpful to outline the decisive 
steps so far taken: 

April 16, 1953 — The Executive Com- 
mittee of the Board of Directors met 
with representatives of Administration, 
Faculty, Alumni, and Women's Auxil- 
iary to discuss centennial objectives and 
the financial appeal. Result: (1) the 
need for a new Music Building and an 
addition to the Library, already ap- 
proved by the directors, reaffirmed by 
this over-all committee; (2) Resolved 
that the campaign for funds "be started 
in 1956, or before that date if the cir- 
cumstances warrant." 

February 2-4, 1954 — Evaluating team 
from Middle States makes observations 
and suggestions on centennial planning. 
May 24-26, 1954 — Approval in prin- 
ciple by Central Pennsylvania Synod of 
Susquehanna University Centennial Ap- 
peal, details to be submitted to the 
Executive Board of Synod in January 
1955 for approval by Synod in June, 

September 1, 1954 — Questionnaire to 
faculty on projected enrollment and 
primary needs. Response: Ideal enroll- 
ment 500 — an increase of 40% over 

September 15, 1954— The President, 
Director of Conservatory, Librarian and 
Business Manager met with a repre- 
sentative of the architects, Lawrie and 
Green, on the campus to discuss pre- 
liminary details as to the size and func- 
tion of the Music Building and addition 
to the Library. 

September 16, 1954 — Meeting of spe- 
cial committee of the Board of Direc- 
tors on size and primary needs — discus- 
sion based on reports of faculty ques- 
tionnaire and Middle States evaluating 
committee's recommendations. 

September 30, 1954 — Meeting of Spe- 
cial Committee of faculty and adminis- 

tration (music faculty largely repre- 
sented) to discuss in detail the archi- 
tects' memorandum on tentative plans 
for Music Building and Library. 

October 4, 1954 — Board of Directors 
approve report of Special Committee of 
the Board on size and building needs, 
and request the appeal to the Central 
Pennsylvania Synod for a campaign in 
the fall of 1956 of $500,000 to be distri- 
buted: $250,000 for the human side and 
$250,000 for plant improvement. 

February 15. 1955 — Report of archi- 
tects on heating needs for plant im- 

June 8, 1955 — Centennial appeal of 
$500,000 for Susquehanna University 
unanimously approved by the Central 
Pennsylvania Synod meeting at Gettys- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

The mere outlining of the course of 
developing plans can by no means set 
forth the prayer, thought and effort that 
have underlain the progress so far 
made. The big hurdle is still ahead — 
the actual gathering of $500,000. With 
God's spirit leading us, I am confident 
our goals can be achieved. So far He 
has guided us beyond our deserving; 
my prayer is that He may bless us in 
all our efforts and lead us to ever 
growing victories in His Name. 

Education and the Human Factor 
In a letter dated May 5, 1954, the 
chairman of the accrediting commission 
wrote as follows: 

"ParJicularlv does the commission 
wish to caution the institution to 
'n-ure that its objectives are clari- 
fied, and that it has strengthened its 
program ?nd financial structure in 
order to be able to maintain them 
adequately. We feel that the in- 
stitution should not subordinate ed- 
ucational considerations in its cen- 
tennial as it is likely to do, if it 
see'iis funds primarily for the erec- 
tion of new physical facilities." 
There is a generally increasing ap- 
preciation that excellence in education 
depends more on the personal, human 

material in classroom and faculty than 
on brick and mortar. The alumni are 
seeing this, and are devoting their giv- 
ing to the human side of the college by 
investing their gifts in a larger per- 
manent endowment. 

We are most grateful, too, for the 
vision of the Central Pennsylvania 
Synod in this matter of stronger sup- 
port for the faculty and personnel. Of 
the $500,000 to be raised by Synod 
through the centennial appeal, $250,000 
is to be set up for strengthening the 
human factor. More generous support 
for personnel is one of the outstanding 
needs of the university. The competi- 
tion for able men and women of char- 
acter is keen. Without highly qualified 
teachers no college can do distinguished 

Alumni Giving on the Rise 

The Alumni responded in multiplied 
fashion to the appeal of Clyde Spitzner, 
President of the Alumni Association, 
for support of Alma Mater through the 
annual Roll Call. Contributions rose 
from $1201 in 1950-51 to $5072 in 1954- 
1955. Below is a summary of totals for 
the past two years: 

1953-54, $2726.76, number of contri- 
butors, 183; percent of known alumni 
contributing, 6%; average contribution, 

1954-55, $5072.20; number of contri- 
butors, 408; percent of known alumni 
contributing, 13%; average contribution, 

Our sincere thanks to all who have 

demonstrated the growing capacity of 

our alumni in this matter. 


We must ever be mindful of the pur- 
pose of the college, — "to provide for its 
students adequate educational facilities, 
and competent Christian scholars as 
teachers who shall create an environ- 
ment and an atmosphere conducive to 
the production of Christian character." 

We have had a good year; in many 
ways, one of our most constructive 
years. We have laid the groundwork 
for a great Centennial. Now it remains 
for all arms of support to team their 
efforts cooperatively so that by 1958 we 
will have achieved our goals. God 
helping us, we cannot fail. Let His 
Name be praised. To Him be the glory! 

For the help and friendship of the 
directors I am most grateful. 
Respectfully submitted, 

September 1, 1955 

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September, 1955 





Susquehanna University opened its 
98th academic year on Monday, Sep- 
tember 19, when Dr. Ralph C. Robinson, 
Secretary of the Central Pennsylvania 
Synod of the United Lutheran Church 
in America, spoke to the student body 
and the faculty on the subject "What 

Early reports from Dean Gait's office 
show an increase of 16% in the size of 
Susquehanna's student body. 

The Freshman Class numbers 184, a 
slight increase over last year's record 
of 179. 

Once again Alumni can take a bow 
for their splendid efforts in directing to 
Susquehanna what appears to be one 
of our best Freshman Classes. 

Dr. A. A. Zimmer, head of Susque- 
hanna's Department of Education, in 
commenting on the quality of the new 
class, said, "From indications of the 
testing program offered during Orien- 
tation Week to our Freshmen, this pres- 
ent class records the highest standards 
in the history of Susquehanna". 

Dr. G. Morris Smith, as he intro- 
duced the Convocation speaker, said, 
"In opening its 98th session, Susque- 
hanna does so in the providence of God 
and in a continuing faith in His leader- 

Dr. Robinson urged his audience to 
consider the basic principles for a real- 
ly successful life. "There are three 
such basic principles," said the speaker: 
"spiritualize your concept of life, regu- 
late your life by the principle of service, 
and energize your Ufe through the 
power of God. 

"The price of real success in life is 
complete self-dedication. The selfish 
man will always be a failure. The vital 
question for each of us is not so much 
'What do I want to do?' but 'What 
does God want of me?' " 

To one of Susquehanna's largest stu- 
dent bodies in recent years. Dr. Robin- 
son spoke frankly and bluntly when he 
said "The world doesn't owe you a 
thing. You are the debtors. 

"You owe your freedom to the mil- 
lions who have fought and bled and 
died upon some field of battle," said 
the speaker. "You also owe your health 
to an army of dedicated men and wo- 
men in white uniforms who through the 
years have been waging a ceaseless war 
against disease." 

Describing other debtors. Dr. Robin- 
son said, "You owe your opportunities 
for success to a great company of men 
and women in our industrial economy 
— who by using their intelligence and 
working long hours have created in 
America the most productive nation the 


Jacob M. Spangler, Jr. '52 was married 
on April 23 to Shirley Mae Crosby of 
Baltimore, Md. They reside at 10 
Wetmore Avenue, Morristown, N. J. 

Kent R. 'VVeHer '50 took as his bride 
Nancy Ruth Hampton in June. Mr. 
Weller is a member of the high school 
faculty at Hatboro. 

Robert J. MacNamara, Jr. '53 heard 
wedding bells on June 11 when he 
was married to Linda L. Fox in Hol- 
lidaysburg. Pa. Kay Campbell '54 
served as best man. They are resid- 
ing near Greensburg, Pa., where Mr. 
MacNamara is on the high school 
teaching staff. 

Joyce L. Wagner '53 and Steve F. Torek 
'53 became Mr. and Mrs. in Beaver 
Springs on June 11. Matron of honor 
for her sister was Mrs. Glen Bingman 
(Dorothy Wagner '47). Mr. and Mrs. 
Torok are at home at 504 Anne Street, 
Bethayres, Pa. 

Eleanor F. Banner '55 on June 19 be- 
came the bride of Donald C. Stuck. 
Mrs. Sterling Naugle '56 presented 
the organ recital, and Anne Hepler 
'56 was soloist at the ceremony which 
took place in Middleburg. 

Clara Mae Williams '53 was married to 
Edmund A. Anderson, Jr. on June 25 
in Hazleton. Mrs. Anderson is Music 
Supervisor of Elementary Grades in 
the Alfred I. DuPont School, Wil- 
mington, Del. 

Shirley Jean Decker x'55 and C. Dale 
Gateman '52 were united in marriage 
on June 25 in Elysburg. Best man 
was Jay L. Hand '50, and serving as 
ushers were the Rev. Gerald Moore- 
head '51 and Dale Fulmer x'52. Sol- 
oist was Richard Fyler '52. The couple 

world has eve- known." 

Dr. Robinson then described the 
noble army of men and women, the 
teachers in our schools to whom all of 
us owe a great debt. 

"Last but not least", continued the 
speaker, "you owe your present secure 
status to the home which since your 
arrival in this world — has cherished 
you, loved you, waited on you, prayed 
for you." 

With his audience listening intently 
the speaker concluded his address by 
saying, "At this hour you are largely 
the result of the devotion and sacrifices 
others have made. What are you going 
to do about it?" 

will reside in New Jersey while Mr. 
Gateman attends Columbia University 
Graduate School. 

Carolyn J. Hester x'57 and Donald S. 
Haag '55 have announced their mar- 
riage which took place July 12 in 
Frederick, Md. They are presently 
residing at 1186' 2 Park Avenue, Wil- 
liamsport. Pa. 

Helen G. Williams '55 and Richard K. 
Boyd '55 are at home at 47D Brook- 
dale Gardens, Bloomfield, N. J., since 
their marriage on August 20. 

Louise Caroline Miller '31 on April 2, 
became the bride of W. Curtis Proth- 
ers in Kingston, Pa. Mrs. Prothers 
is Mathematics teacher in Dallas- 
Franklin-Monroe High School. 

Melva Schmeltz '55 and Harold E. Vog- 
ler '54 were united in marriage on 
August 6. Susquehanna graduates in 
the wedding party were Anne Lacock 
'55, Mary Ann Bingaman '55, Mimi 
Vogler Olson '51 and Dave Volk '51. 
Mrs. Volger is teaching in the Lake 
Township High School, Lake Ariel, 

Dr. James Rumbaugh '50 was married 
to Pat Baer on July 16, 1955. Jim 
has completed his internship at Poly- 
clinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Fat Hess and Stan Manning (both '54) 
made it Mr. and Mrs. in June. 

Lorraine Rarich '52 and George Lid- 
dington '54 were married August 20. 
Attending her sister as matron of 
honor was Jean Rarick Detweiler '53. 
Bridesmaids were Ruth Smith Rob- 
inson '52 and Janet Miller Waite x'52. 

Les Heilman '52 and Helen Thomas x'57 
heard wedding bells on August 27. 
They were married in Trinity Evan- 
gelical United Brethren Church, New 

Max J. Herman x'57 took as his bride 
Peggy Ann Casson, August 27. Mr. 
Herman entered the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Veterinary 
Medicine, Philadelphia, in September. 

Sandra Gilfillan x'57 and James G. 
Showalter '55 are now Mr. and Mrs. 
They were married in Philadelphia 
on August 27. Attendants were Beth 
Linebar x'57, Elizabeth Stradling '57, 
Harry F. Kocher, Jr. '55, Walter C. 
Albert Jr. '55, Kenneth F. Erdley Jr. 
'55 and Franklin G. Smith '55. 

June L. Hoffman '46 became the bride 
of Nicholas R. Repke, on August 27, 
in Hazleton. Mrs. Repke is teaching 
in Chicago, where the couple is re- 

Danfel W. Williamson '53 and Joan 
Wiant x'53 were married June 4, in 
Westfield, New Jersey. They are pres- 
ently residing at Ft. Bragg while Dan 
is in training. 



September, 1955 

Of Winning Maids 
and Noble Lords 

— ^— by Ruth Juram Smith ^■^— 

More than two hundred women had 
assembled for Conference Hour at 
Lakeside - on - Lake Erie this summer 
and as a warmer up-er (not that we 
needed one with the Ohio temperatures 
hovering in the 90's all week) song 
sheets had been distributed, and then 
we looked around for a pianist and song 
leader. "Dr. Dolberr is here," several 
cried, and sure enough, up the aisle 
walked Dr. Martin L. Dolberr '16, re- 
turned from more than a score of years 
as missionary in India and now a pas- 
tor in Marion, Ohio. With professional 
skill our S. U. friend had the rafters 
ringing. He's doing the same thing, we 
heard later, for the coming convention 
of the Women's Missionary Society of 
the U.L.C.A., in Cleveland in early Oc- 
tober. Dr. Russell Auman '20 is sched- 
uled to conduct a Bible Study at the 
Hotel Statler on World Communion 
Sunday for the same occasion. Dr. 
Auman is on the faculty of Hamma Di- 
vinity School, Springfield, Ohio. 

We were sitting in the mammoth 
auditorium at Massanetta Summer As- 
sembly, enjoying one of the Lutheran 
Week mass meetings attended by 1000 
Virginia men, women and children, 
when who shared a book with us but 
the Rev. Robert R. Sala '34 who is a 
mission developer at present in the 
suburbs of Richmond! Dr. Paul M. 
Orso '40, Director of Lutheran Welfare 
in Washington, D. C, was a member 
of the faculty of this school. 

The Rev. Hamer Middleswarth '24 
of U.L.C.A.'s Parish Education Board 
staff led more than 2500 youth in daily 
worship at the Luther League Conven- 
tion at Ann Arbor from August 15 to 20. 
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bussey 
(Prudence Fish, former S.U. faculty 
voice teacher), Mr. and Mrs. Russell 
Hatz tracked down another S.U. clergy- 
man, the Rev. David J. Heim '44 by 
way of a neighbor of the Busseys. 
Pastor Heim had just been called to 
Burlington, Vermont's First Baptist 
Church and his coming was featured in 
that evening's Burlington Free Press. 

When the Rev. Oliver Nace an- 
nounced the 100th Anniversary cele- 
bration of St. Paul's Evangelical and 
Reformed Church of Selinsgrove, he 
named the top attraction of the event, 
the coming of Dr. Cyril Haas '99. Dr. 
Haas has served as medical missionary 
for a lifetime in the Near East and with 
Mrs. Haas, is now retired and living in 



At the close of the academic year, 
final total contributed by alumni was 
$5072.20. With 408 contributing, the 
fund showed a greater increase than in 
any other one year, as far as we could 
learn from our records. 

President Clyde R. Spitzner, com- 
menting on the report, said, "Success 
of last year's Loyalty Fund is due to 
those Class Representatives who co- 
operated and did so much to enlist the 
support of their classmates." 

Three early classes, 1886, 1887 and 
1888, considerably reduced in size, had 
100% response. The classes of 1891 
and 1898 had a 50% response. Best 
record for more recent years was that 
of the Class of 1913 with Rev. John B. 
Kniseley as Representative, which 
showed a record of 35%. Class of 1915 
with N. A. Danowsky as Representa- 
tive, had 31%. contributing. As wo 
come down to more recent years, the 
Class of 1940 with Anna Hill Groce as 
Representative reported an excellent 

President Spitzner, through the col- 
umns of the ALUMNUS, wants to thank 
all those Class Representatives who did 
so much to make the Fund successful. 
His hope is that they again will share 
some of this responsibility and having 
met with such success last year, will 
be able to show an even better record 
for the year 1955-56. 

There are always a few rare souls 
who send in their contributions early 
in the year, without even a reminder. 
This year early responses came from 
the classes of 1909, 1941, 1946, 1950 and 

Contributions received for last year 
but too late to be included in the June 
issue of the ALUMNUS were: 

1910— Clyde W. Shaeffer 

1913 — Maria Geiselman Gabrielson 

1915 — Guy C. Lauver 

1925 — Christie Zimmerman 

1927 — ^Katherine Kleinbauer 

1930 — Clifford A. Kiracofe 

1941 — Earl G. Minkwitz 

David S. Keim 
1948 — Rev. H. Lee Hebel 
1949 — Edith Wegner Hebel 
1950 — Lillian Hoover Bloomquist 

Other alumni were prominent this 
summer at Camp Susquehanna — on 
Susquehanna's Campus for its 31st 
season. The Rev. A. P. Bingaman '29, 
chairman of the program, had on his 
staff as chief counselor. Dexter Weikel 
'48, Ada Jayne Romig '44 as Girls' Ath- 
letic Director and two teachers, the Rev. 
Jerome V. Guss '36 and the Rev. John 
Weikel '22. 

Homecoming To Draw Crowd; 
Harrisburg Club Host 

Members of the Harrisburg District 
Alumni Club will act as hosts at this 
year's Homecoming Program, the week- 
end of November 5. Harvey A. Heintz- 
elman, '27, President of the Harrisburg 
Club is moving ahead with a committee 
to develop plans. 

President of the General Alumni As- 
sociation, Clyde R. Spitzner, pleased 
with changes inaugurated last year, has 
asked that insofar as possible, last 
year's program be repeated. 

President G. Morris Smith has ap- 
pointed a committee from the campus 
to work with the Harrisburg club. 
Chairman will be Dan MacCuish, Direc- 
tor of Public Relations and committee 
members will be: Miss Ruth A. Meister, 
Dean of Women, Miss Jean B. Beam- 
enderfer '39, Miss Betsy McDowell, 
newly appointed Director of Physical 
Education for Women, Dr. John R. 
Leach and A. A. Stagg, Jr. 

Since many alumni coming from dis- 
tant points often arrive Friday evening 
and stay in Selinsgrove over night, a 
successful social hour was held last year 
in the Student Lounge, giving early ar- 
rivals an opportunity to see the tradi- 
tional parade and take part in the pep 
rally. Students served cider and dough- 
nuts and music was provided for those 
interested in dancing. 

Notices will be sent out later by the 
various Fraternities and Sororities an- 
nouncing plans for special meetings. 
Special announcement will be seen else- 
where of plans for an S. A. I. luncheon 
to be held at the Blue Hill Restaurant. 

The most impressive change in last 
year's program was the coffee hour held 
in Seibert Lounge. Sponsored by So- 
rorities and Fraternities, once again all 
alumni will be invited to get together 
in one place after the game, rather than 
attend coffee hours at the different So- 
rorities and Fraternities. 

Members of the student body are 
making elaborate plans for the Annual 
Homecoming Dance which is always 
enjoyed by so many alumni. 

Picture Credits 

Cover and football pictures taken 
by Frederick C. Stevens, Assistant 
Professor of Sociology at S. U. 

September, 1955 



Club News 


The North Jersey District Club will 
have another informal buffet - supper 
meeting in October or November. Facil- 
ities will be available for projecting 
photographs and 35 mm slides which 
should help us get to know each other 
better. Bring shots of your family, 
home, vacation, pet, etc. — limit 12. 
Members will be notified of place and 
date. Alumni or friends who did not 
receive an announcement of our spring 
meeting notify our secretary, Mrs. Her- 
bert R. Hains, 232 Cedar Street, Liv- 
ingston, N. J., so we may put you on 
our mailing list. 

Ray Schramm, President 
North Jersey District 
Alumni Club 


At the spring meeting of the Sunbury 
District Alumni Club, it was suggested 
that the Selinsgrove - Snyder County 
Chapter be invited to meet with the 
Sunbury group at the fall meeting to 
discuss a merger of the two clubs. 

Presidents of the respective clubs, 
Pat Houtz '50 and Davis Gross '47, have 
discussed possible dates for the meeting 
which will be held in Selinsgrove and 
announced at a later date. 


The annual summer picnic of the 
Hanover-York-Lancaster Alumni Club 
was held August 25, 1955 at St. Paul's 
Lutheran Picnic Grove in Hametown, 
Pa. It was an old fashioned picnic with 
all baskets opened and shared as in one 
big family with corn on the cob fur- 
nished by the club as the main course. 
About 50 people attended at which 
time the president of the club, Raymond 
Garman, announced that Miss Joyce 
Hancock of Spring Grove, Pa., had been 
awarded the George E. Fisher Memorial 

Recent contributors to the Scholar- 
ship Fund are: Dr. Paul Ochenrider, 
Patricia Heathcote, Mary FarlUng, Dr. 
Spurgeon Shue, Clair Kaltreider, David 
Coren, Selon Dockey, Mr. and Mrs. 
Donald Wissinger, Rev. Lester Karsch- 
ner, H. Vernon Ferster, Anna dinger. 
Rev. Kenneth James, Mr. and Mrs. 
Raymond Klinedinst, Anna Allewelt, 
Joseph Fopeano, Mrs. G, A. Livingston, 
Raymond P. Garman, Grace Geiselman, 
Henrietta Flickinger, Ethel Reuning, 
and Anna Koontz. 

It was also announced that there are 
other scholarships available for stu- 
dents living in this area. If you know 
of anyone interested please contact any 

Carl Shoemaker, promising back from Ashland and Jack Anthony, 

Sophomore end from East Stroudsburg, assist the Coach 

in carrying new equipment to field — (air dummies). 

Junior Co-eds and Crusaders 

ACCIAVATTI — a new personality, 
Richard Gerard, was announced by 
Mr. x'51 and Mrs. Richard Acciavatti 
on June 12. The father is Director 
of the Rehabilitation Department, Tu- 
berculosis Sanitorium, Cresson, Pa. 

BOTHWELL— a bouncing boy, Kenneth 
H., Ill, arrived June 5 at the home of 
Mr. '54 and Mrs. Kenneth H. Both- 
well, Jr., in New Providence, N. J. 

BRANDAU— Mark Allen was born to 
Rev. "51 and 'Mrs. Walter L. Brandau 
June 21. Rev. Brandau is now in Espy. 

FISHER— a daughter, Willa Mina, was 
born February 22 to Mrs. William S. 
Fisher (Edith Kemp '47). The Fish- 
ers reside in Wilmington, Del. 

GEHRIS — Judith Louise arrived at the 
home of Dr. '50 and Mrs. (Martha 
Martin '51) James C. Gehris May 23. 
Her brother, John, is two years old. 

member of the scholarship committee 
or notify the college office. 

Patricia Heathcote '52, Treas. 

Plans have been made for the annual 
meeting to be held on Friday, October 
21. The time is 6:30 p. m. and the 
place is the University Room of the 
Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pa. Fur- 
ther information will be sent to mem- 
bers at a later date. 

JONES — proud parents of a son born 
June 28 are Mr. '51 and Mrs. Paul 
Jones. Paul is a teacher in the Nor- 
thumberland High School. 

LARRIMORE— their first child, Judson 
Kepner, was born June 17 to Mrs. 
Jack L. Larrimore (Lillian Kepner 
'50). The Larrimores reside in Laur- 
el, Md. 

MARTS— the birth of Thomas E. Marts, 
III, has been announced by his par- 
ents, Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Charlotte 
Neuman x'54) Thomas Marts. Little 
Tom arrived July 8 in Philadelphia. 

PERSAN— a son, Richard Henry, was 
born May 29 to Mrs. Herbert Persan 
(Mary Ellen Wood '48). Richard 
joins Wanda, four, and Nancy, two, at 
Persan's Massapequa, N. Y. residence. 

SPOONER — John Allen is the main 
topic of conversation at the home of 
Mr. '43 and Mrs. (Ruth Billow '43) 
Donald Spooner. He was born on 
June 28 and is the Spooners' second 

REILLY — Katherine Jean, a darling lit- 
tle girl, was added to the home of Mr. 
'49 and Mrs. (Marilyn Beers '51) 
James B. Reilly on August 22. 

MILLARD — Stanley Wendall born in 
Community Hospital, Sunbury, Aug- 
ust 30. The proud parents are Mr. 
'56 and Mrs. (Peggy Webber '54) Car- 
roll Millard. 



September, 1955 

— Susquehannans on Parade — '41 


Walter Young, although retired 
for the past few years, has re- 
cently received generous newspaper 
publicity on the contribution he has 
made to the stage and the movies. In 
the publicity re- 
leases, Mr. Young 
gives credit to Sus- 
quehanna for his 
start in the dramat- 
ic field. While at 
S. U., he developed 
his iirst love for the 
stage and organized 

Walter Young 

a dramatic club 
which was known 
as the Themard Club. Some of the 
plays produced were Shakespeare's 
"Othello", "Way Down East", "La Belle 
Marie", and several others of the same 

After college, the young actor was 
fortunate enough to play with Ethel 
Barrymore at the old Empire Theati'e 
in New York. He also played with 
John Barrymore in "His Excellency the 

For 12 years Young played in stock 
with Jessie Bonstelle. Following this, 
he played with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. 
in "The Show Shop". 

During World War I, Mr. Young en- 
tertained in France, Belgium, London, 
Helsinki and Moscow. He later spent 
three years in Hollywood where he was 
under contract with Warner Brothers, 
Universal and Fox, playing in 19 pic- 


In memory of Luther D. Gross- 
man, a set of electronic chimes 
will be placed in the Tresslertown Lu- 
theran Home where he had served as 
superintendent for 14 years. 


Phoebe Herman and Eva Her- 
man, '18 with their sister Bea- 
trice (S. U. Bursar for 25 years) have 
just returned from a two-months' Med- 
iterranean tour. On this, their third 
European trip, the Misses Herman vis- 
ited Spain, France, Italy, Egypt; and in 
the holy lands they traveled to Damas- 
cus, Syria, Jordan, Jerico, Jerusalem, 
Bethlehem, and Nazareth. They flew to 
Tel-Aviv and Istanbul before returning 
to Athens to sail back to the States. 


The Rev. Bert E. Wynn has been 
installed as full - time President 
of the Central Penn- 
\^ sylvania Synod of 

■ ■ the EvangeUcal & 
Reformed Church. 

*9Q ^^ 


Judith Ann 

)unkle, the 

daughter of Frieda 

Deese Dunkle, was 

chosen to reign as 

Rev. Wynn "Miss Washington, 

D. C. of 1955" and participated in the 

"Miss America Pageant" at Atlantic 



Michael A. Strohosky received 
his master of arts degree from 

Bucknell University at the close of the 

summer session. 


Dr. Hazel Naugle has recently 
been transferred from Bhima- 
varam, India, where she has been serv- 
ing as director of Christian education 
for the Lutheran missions in the prov- 
ince, to Guntura, South India. 

Dr. RRl.ih C. Ge'?!e received prominen: 
men:ion in a lecent issue of Modern 
Schools when the featured article de- 
sc-iteJ his development program at the 
Oakmont, Pa. Public Schools where he 
has been Superintendent since 1953. 


Charles L. Fasold has been ap- 
pointed assistant to the super- 

Vismg principal of Selinsgrove Area 

Joint Schools. 


Mrs. Harvey C. (Frances E. 

Moyer) Wynn received her mas- 
ter of arts degree from Bucknell Uni- 
versity at the close of the summer ses- 
sion. Mrs. Wynn is teaching in the Sel- 
insgrove Area Joint Junior High School. 


Robert M. Bastress has been ap- 
pointed assistant county super- 
intendent of Snyder County Schools. 
He previously held the position of guid- 
ance director of Selinsgrove Area Joint 
High School. For the past few years. 
Bob has coached S. U.'s baseball team. 


Dr. John A. Leain accepted a 
position at St. Clair Memorial 
Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, ef- 
fective September 1. Dr. Learn former- 
ly was on the staff at Sunbury Com- 
munity Hospital. 

Donald L. Ford has successfully 
completed all examinations for 
the designation of Chartered Life Un- 
derwriter in The Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. 

9 AC\ Mr. and Mrs. (Jeanne Fenner) 

^^ John Helm were recent visitors 
on the campus. 

^ A A "^^^ Rev. David J. Helm, minis- 

TTT ter of Huntingdon's First Bap- 
tist Church for the past seven years has 
resigned to become pastor of the First 
Baptist Church in Burlington, Vermont. 

f A'J Ongkar Narayan of British Gui- 
T I ana was a recent visitor on the 
campus. He has spent the past summer 
in England and will remain in the 
United States to complete further edu- 
cation in the State Teachers College in 
Southern Missouri. Clair Eastep, with 
Burroughs Adding Machine Co. since 
1947, has recently been promoted from 
Senior Salesman in Harrisburg to Re- 
gional Promotion Man in Philadelphia. 
Major Frank Corcoran is now on Army 
assignment as Assistant Professor of 
Military Science and Tactics at Penn- 
sylvania Military College in Chester. 
Howard H. Soloman was a recent 
caller on the campus, returning from 
Indonesia where he is employed by the 
Standard Vacuum Oil Co. Howard is 
enjoying a six month furlough and was 
happy to see some old friends, some of 
whom were Robert Wohlsen '47, Robert 
Radell '48 and Earl Bernstine '50. 


The Rev. H. Lee Hebel has been 
called by the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Synod of the U.L.C.A. to be the 
first rural missionary in this synod. He 
will serve small congregations within 
an area 30 miles from Bedford, Pa. 

'Jim' Peters is the new varsity 
football coach at Western Area 

Joint High School, Mifflinburg, Pa. 

■Jim' was a former all-around athlete 

at S. U. 

John Hospodar, Jr. was appointed As- 
sistant to the Manager, Systems and 
Methods, General Offices, Campbell 
Soup Company, Camden. N. J. on June 
16, 1955. 

Dr. Robert L. Goetz has left his gen- 
eral practice in Corning, N. Y., for duty 
at the U. S. Navy Recruiting Station in 
Jacksonville, Fla. In January Bob will 
attend the Naval Aviation School of 
Medicine in Pensacola, studying supple- 
mentary medical courses, flight train- 
ing, rescue work, etc. 
Dorothy I. Shaffer has been assigned 
to a Department of the Army Depend- 
ent School in Germany, where she ex- 
pects to teach upper elementary grades. 
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September, 1955 



New Faces On Campus 

Very few faculty and administratior, 
changes have occurred this year. Mr. 
Harold Gullbergh has come to the De- 
partment of Education to fill the va- 
cancy created by a one year leave of 
absence granted to Mr. Phillip C. Bos- 
sart. Mr. Gullbergh has come to us 
from Colby College, Me. He holds 
masters' degrees from Cornell and 
Rutgers, and has recently finished his 
residence study for the doctorate at 
Syracuse. His last teaching position 
was at Colby College. 

Mrs. Rachel M. Thompson of Harris- 
burg is the new House Mother of Has- 
singer Hall. She replaces Mrs. Carol 
Kline who resigned last spring to ac- 
cept a position at Westminister College, 
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Betsy McDowell is the new 
Phj'sical Director for Women. She re- 
places Miss Frances A. Rhoads who was 
at Susquehanna for only one year. 
Miss McDowell is a graduate of Luther 
College, Decorah, Iowa, and was a stu- 
dent of Mrs. Ruth Sparhawk Soule, 
well known to many alumni. 

Mrs. Jean Lauver '54 and Mrs. Anna 
Shaffer resigned their positions in the 
Public Relations Department and have 
been succeeded by Mrs. Goldie Moyer. 
Freeburg, Pa. and Miss Ann Lee Day, 
Danville, Pa. 

Mrs. Aria Marks, Secretary to Dean 
Gait for the past 10 years, has also re- 
signed. Mrs. Martha Leach, Port Trev- 
orton, Pa. is the new Secretary to the 


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Richard G. Westervelt has been 
promoted to Assistant Sales 
Promotion Manager with the Prudential 
Insurance Co. He is located in Chicago. 
Dr. Joseph A. Ladika has completed 
his internship at Misericordia Hospital, 
Philadelphia, after graduating from 
Jefferson Medical College. He has op- 
ened a medical practice in Kulpmont, 

Dr. James C. Gehris has completed a 
one-year internship at Reading Hospi- 
tal and has opened practice of general 
medicine in Shamokin, Pa. 


Orville Glass and Paul Nestler, 

Jr. have received their Master 
of Business Administration degrees 
from the Wharton Graduate School. 
Arthur W. Roush has been discharged 
after two years in the Army and will 
begin teaching in the Montrose, Pa. 
High School. 

NECROLOGY ""^^'^ ""^ ^^^^^^ %f. 


Sig:mund Weis '03, Vice President and 
Treasurer of Weis Pure Food Stores, 
Inc., Sunbury, died in the Sunbury 
Community Hospital, July 3. Mr. 
Weis was co-founder of the Weis 
Markets, which started as a small 
grocery store and has grown until at 
present the corporation is operating 
34 self-service supermarkets. 

Ira T. Fiss x'09, former Speaker of the 
State House of Representatives, died 
June 18 in the Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital, Danville, Pa. Well known 
as a contractor, Republican Assem- 
blyman, civic and church leader, he 
had retired in 1951. 

Rev. Joseph M. Janson '21, pastor of 
Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunbury, 
since 1929, died in the Parsonage, 
July 18. His only other pastorate 
was in Mon'cursville, Pa. 

Robert L. App '08, died on July 4. He 
had been high school principal at 
Millheim, Pa., for a number of years. 

Rev. E. S. Keller '26, retired Lutheran 
pastor and former superintendent of 
the White Hill Industrial School, died 
suddenly, August 30. He was the 
first Protestant chaplain at the school 
and served as superintendent from 
1946 until 1950. 

At one time he was pastor of the 
English - Lutheran Church, Miners- 
ville, Pa., and for eight years was 
pastor of the First Lutheran Church, 
Watsontown, Pa. 

William S. Beckwith '52, died suddenly 
August 12 in the Presbyterian Hospi- 
tal, Pittsburgh. After graduating 
from Susquehanna's Conservatory of 
Music, Bill taught music for two 
years in the Lewisburg, Pa. High 
School. He later moved to S. C. 
where for the past year he was a 
member of the faculty at Greer 
School. He would have received his 
Master's Degree from Columbia Uni- 
versity this summer. A sister. Car- 
men Marie (Mrs. H. V. Addleman) of 
Boalsburg, Pa., received her degree 
from Susquehanna in '46. 
Willis W. Pratt '28, died suddenly, Sep- 
tember 13, in Ashland, Pa. He had 
served as athletic director and teacher 
in the Ashland High School since 
1936. Prior to that, he had been head 
coach at the Kane, Pa. High School. 


Oct. 1 — Ursinus A 

Oct. 8 — Swarthmore (Parents' Day).H 

Oct. 15 — National Aggies A 

Oct. 29 — Juniata A 

Nov. 5 — Wagner (Homecoming). H 

Nov. 12 — Haverford A 

Walter C. Albert, Jr.— trainee for Sears, 

Roebuck & Co., Philadelphia. 
Ivars Avots — University of Pennsyl- 

John Edward Barrett, III — Princeton 
Theological Seminary. 

Bruce A. Bell — Agency Instructor 
Trainee, New York Life Insurance 
Co., Harrisburg. 

Sister Shirley Anne Bell — St. John's 
Lutheran Church, 409 W. Shipley Rd., 
Linthicum Heights, Md. 

Larry R. Bingaman — Technical Corre- 
spondent, Carbide and Carbon Chem- 
icals Co., New York. 

Mary Ann Bingaman— Math Teacher in 
the Berwyn Junior High School, Ber- 
wyn. Pa. 

Helen Williams Boyd — residing in 
Bloomfield, N. J. with husband Rich- 
ard K. 

Charles W. Coates — Gettysburg Semi- 

Anna Austin Corporon — residing in 
Northampton, Mass. 

Phyllis A. Crumbling— Director of Vo- 
cal Music, Newport Joint Schools, 
Newport, Pa. 


Annabel Broeske Delp — residing in 

Lansdale, Pa. 
Eleanor S. Dively — graduated in May 

from the Lutheran Deaconess School, 

Ruxton, Md. 

Kenneth F. Erdley, Jr.— U. S. Army. 


Lana A. Fegley— Secretary, The Magee 
Carpet Co., Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Polly Ann Fisher— Medical Technician, 
Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Dan- 
ville, Pa. 

Russell E. Furman — Accountant, J. H. 
Drass Co., Inc., Sunbury, Pa. 


Arlan K. Gilbert — Graduate School, 

University of Delaware. 
James J. Gormley — employed by Rohm 

& Haas Co., Philadelphia: planning 

graduate study this fall at Temple 



Donald S. Haag — Management Trainee, 
S. S. Kresge Co., Williamsport, Pa. 

Barbara J. Harper — Peabody Conserva- 
tory of Music. 

Helen L. Hassinger — Deputy Prothono- 
tary and Clerk of Courts, Snyder 
County Prothonotary's Office, Middle- 

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September, 1955 

Football Squad Showing 

Spirit And Hustle 

Coaches "Whitey" Keil and Bob 
Pittello are working hard to produce a 
football team that will show improve- 
ment over the last couple of years. 
Working alone. Coaches Keil and Pittel- 
lo are doing a wonderful job and feel- 
ing on campus is that their efforts will 
be productive. 

On the first day, twenty-four men 
reported, giving Susquehanna the larg- 
est first-day turnout in many years. 
However, it looks as if the final roster 
will have about the same number. 
Only five major "S" winners are on 
the team, backfield men Dick Purnell 
of Ashland, Bob Lewis of Selinsgrove, 
and Bob Gulick of Sunbury. Up front, 
only Veryl Milroy of Milton and Walt 
Benham of Philadelphia lend experi- 

Coach Keil, in commenting on this 
year's prospects has recently said, "If 
spirit, hustle and hard work will bring 
about an upswing in Susquehanna Uni- 
versity football fortunes, then we're on 
the way back." 

Eight promising Freshmen give hope 
for the future. In a recent scrimmage 
with Dickinson, four frosh were listed 
in the starting combination. Most prom- 
ising of the first-year men are Harry 
Haney, tackle from Mifflinburg; Fritz 
Fichtner, tackle from Wyommissing; 
John Vought, guard from Mifflinburg; 
Joe Yocum, center from Northumber- 
land; Carl Shoemaker, back from Ash- 
land; Ted Sees, back from Northum- 
berland, and Ronald Forster, back from 

Upper classmen who are battling 
Freshmen for starting posts are: Bill 
Shaffer and Jack Anthony, ends; Joe 
Scully, Jack Bishop, and Chalmers 
Bartlow, tackles; John Schell, Jerry 
Wilson, and Gordon Boop, guards; Jim 
Kaiser, center; Bob Yerger and Joe 
Maher, backs. 

Lost to this year's squad by way of 
graduation are four boys who were 
standout players during the past four 
yeai-s: Jim Anoia of Atlas, Charles 
Coates of Bloomsburg, Ken Erdley of 
Mifflinburg, Don Haag of Hughesville, 
and Bruce Bell of Northumberland. 

Not returning to college this year are 
Bob Chamberlain, huskiest man on last 
year's team. Bill Crain, promising back, 
and Lionel DeSilva, lanky tackle. Other 
letter-men who for one reason or an- 
other decided not to play this year are 
Chuck Bailes, Peter Nunn, George 
Oran, George Pospisil, John Yeich and 
Leonard Quick. 



Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, Pa. 

POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 


(Continued from Page 7) 

Nancy Henderson — attending Lutheran 
Deaconess School, Baltimore, Md. 

Helen Griffiths Hendry — studying pri- 
vately (music) in New York. 

Donald E. Heilman — Officers Candidate 
School at U. S. Naval Station, New- 
port, R. I. 

Daniel O. Hoy — teacher at Tredyffrin- 
Eastown Junior High School, Berwyn, 


Harry F. Kocher, Jr. — Chemist, duPont, 

Mary Ellen Krebs — Music Supervisor, 
Johnsville, Pa. 


Anne Lacock — Secretary in the Wyeth 
Laboratories, Inc., Philadelphia. 

Carlene M. Lamade — Resident Profes- 
sional Woi-ker, Children's Service 
Center of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes- 

W. Deen Lauver — Automobile Sales- 
man, Roush Motor Co., McAlister- 
ville. Pa. 


Richard E. McCarty — Deltox Rug Co., 
Trainee, Oshkosh, Wis. 

Nancy Richards McLain — living in Sel- 
insgrove with husband, John '58, who 
is continuing college. 

Wayne E. Miller — Temple University 
School of Medicine, Philadelphia. 

Edgar W. Oestreich — Lutheran Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Mt. Airy, Pa. 

Richard Owens — ^Military Service. 

Annabelle Thomas Rogers — recently 
moved to State College, Pa. 

Ruth E. Scott — Film Speciahst with E. 
I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wil- 
mington, Del. 

Rose Marie Sharretts-Coates — with hus- 
band, Charles W., in Gettysburg. 

Frederick L. Shilling — Gettysburg Sem- 

Sigma Alpha Iota 

Attention all S. A. I.'s! There 
will be a Homecoming Luncheon 
for all returning S. A. I.'s on Sat- 
urday, November 5, at 11:45 a. m., 
at the Blue Hill Restaurant (In- 
tersection of Rts. 11 & 15). Res- 
ervations must be sent to Mrs. 
Anna Heimbach, R. R. =2, Selins- 
grove, Pa., by October 29. We're 
looking forward to a wonderful 
reunion with all of you, so send 
in your reservations without de- 

Don't Forget! 

Homecoming Nov. 5 

James G. Showalter — Claims Adjuster, 
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., Washington, 
D. C. 

Frank G. Smith — Trainee, Sears-Roe- 
buck & Co., AUentown. 

Eleanor Benner Stuck — English teacher, 
Southern Joint School District, Glen 
Rock, Pa. 

Nancy Hermann Snook — English 
teacher. Lock Haven Junior High 

Sandra Swinehart — Student nurse at the 
Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Del. 

Merle F. Ulsh, Jr.— U. S. Navy. 

V I 

William H. Vandcrhoof, Jr. — Franklin 
& Marshall Seminary, Lanca.ster. 

D. Richard Walk — Hahnemann Medical 
College, Philadelphia. 

H. Lee Walker — Chicago Lutheran Sem- 
inary. Worked in Yellowstone Nat- 
ional Park during the summer. 

Carl R. Winey — U. S. Army. ' 


Charles W. Ziegenfuss — Music Teacher 
at Cumberland Valley Joint School 



December, 1955 

No. 2 

The holy, joyous season is at our doors. It is 
the festival of love and good will. God was in Christ 
reconciling the world unto Himself. The Word be- 
came flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and 
truth. God hath visited His people, to give light to 
them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace. 

May our alumni everywhere fix their faith in 
Him where true joys abide. 


Dr. Smith Reports on Centennial Plans; 
New Music Building to be Started Soon 

Progress is being made in new building plans. On November 4, 1955 the 
Executive Committee of the Board of Directors authorized the architects to pro- 
ceed with preliminary drawings for the new music building and the addition to ■* ^l^\ *"% * 
the library. Following the approval of these, a brochure will be prepared show- 
ing general outline of buildings and something of the interior of these structures. 
It is hoped that ground may be broken for the new music building before the end 
of the present academic year. 

The music building alone without ~ 7 ~ , . , , , 

.., . _. J . . • .., management. His value is enhanced by 

auditorium is expected to cost in the .u - u» ■ * ..■ , , , 

■ uu u J i- ^ocn n,^^ •■!- '"6 insight into operational problems 
neighborhood of $250,000 — with equip- uuu ^u..,.- 

* „„„- ,,„„ „ Ji • 4 which he gains through his experience 

ment $275,000. If an auditorium is to • • , ■ ^ ., Z ■ ■,, ■ 

. . .. J • .,_ , •, ,. ., in a wide variety of businesses. He is 

be incorporated in the new building it -. -. ,. , . , 

.• . J *u * .^^,= r.,,r. jj-.- , ■„ therefore rehed upon increasingly, not 
is estimated that $75,000 additional will i <• .u *■ <■ . . __^^__ 

, , T /, , „„^„ „„„ .. only foi" the preparation of tax returns ^H^^^H *■ 

be needed — or a total of $350,000. At ^ r * * .■ ^^^^^^m 

., , ^. , ^ .„„ ' „ . . and for suggestions on tax accounting 

the present time about $245,000 is in ,.. u * i * • ^ . , ■ 

matters, but also for important business 

advice and for assistance in procedural, r,n^w-^ „m w,, ^,i^.. 

The Centennial appeal for $500,000 organizational and administrative mat- ROGER M. BLOUGH 

from the 625 churches of the Central tg^s y^s demands on the profession '^^^ Board of Directors at the an- 

Pennsylvania Synod of the United ^ave grown, so has the appreciation of ""^' nieeting in October, elected to the 

Lutheran Church has been approved jjg services with the result that it is Board, Roger M. Blough '25, Chairman 

for the fall of 1956. What the churches now one of' the best paid professions. °^ ^^^ Board of U. S. Steel. As a 

give will be divided equally between ^ „ ., ■ ■ , ^^ ^- ^ x, leader in the steel industry, Mr. Blough 

, , J , . . " , , One of the principal attractions of the , - . . . ■ ^ . • f 

endowment and plant improvement. In *• ■■ ^u »• , .i- ■ ^ ^ nas manifested great interest in the 

,,-,.,,, , profession is the stimulating variety of , , .i. ■ j j . n 

the years ahead, it will be necessary to ., , j 4u u j ^ , work of the independent college. 

„ . , , ^ the work and the broad range of people 

have more financial strength to secure , . -xi, ,_■ u u 

,,,,,.,, ,..,,, , and companies with which one becomes 

and hold highly qualihed faculty people. acquainted. Because most of the work counting. The period of internship is 

Money to provide for a hmited amount j^ ^^^^.^^ ^^^ .^ ^^^ ^^.^^^,^ ^^^^_ ^^^ one month, beginning with the end of 

of research too, is needed. The total ^^^^ .^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^, the first semester. 

budget needs for the Centennial plan- . ■ , , ,, t .,_•.■■.■,, ., 

. f 11 ■ various businesses, large and small, Internship training is founded on the 

' operate, gaining a knowledge of busi- educational philosophy that supervised 

Endowment $250,000 ^ess management far sooner than is employment in public accounting en- 

Music Building 350,000 possible in other fields of endeavor. To hances comprehensive learning and 

Addition to Library 150,000 those debating the choice between pub- professional adaptation. It exposes the 

Larger heating capacity — 25,000 Hq and private accounting, a feature of student to the practical values of a bus- 

particular interest is the fact that the iness environment, in addition to the 

Total $775,000 broad and concentrated experience ob- usual classroom and laboratory exer- 

G. MORRIS SMITH, tained in the profession qualifies cap- cises, enabling him not alone to become 

President. able staff members for important posi- acquainted with auditing and account- 

tions in industry. Many accountants ing skills concurrently with his acadcm- 

S and other executives, including presi- ic training, but also to develop his con- 

II MPVPlnn^ InTPrnQnin ^ents of a number of companies, re- fidence and capacity to arrive at con- 

• ''■ Ww'UlUpU ■lll.Jl IIOIlip ceive their initial training in public elusions based on knowledge of prac- 

1% I 11 X & accounting, and we are proud that our tical, as well as of theory. Important, 

I rOQ^ram lOr ACCOUnL^nrS °^" alumnl are in positions of import- too, is the fact that it teaches how to 

w ance throughout the business world. deal with people under work-a-day 

The growth of the American economy Here at Susquehanna University our conditions. 

has made increasingly essential the Business Administration Department is An internship program as planned 

role of the public accountant in inde- establishing an internship program in and operated here at Susquehanna Uni- 

pendently examining and reporting accounting with Price Waterhouse and versify serves as an indoctrination 

upon financial statements. There can Company of New York. The program, course, at the same time permitting the 

be no question of the mounting de- starting with the Class of 1956, is open intern and the firm, without embarrass- 

mand by management, stockholders, to seniors with an accounting major. ment to either, to decide whether a 

creditors and the government for such To be eligible for the internship pro- later permanent connection is desirable, 

independent examinations by C.P.A.'s. gram, a student must demonstrate in It also takes to nonparticipating stu- 

Today, however, the public accountant's classroom discussions, in the results ac- dents word-of-mouth reports by fellow 

work encompasses much more than aud- complished in school and national tests, students on the life of a public account- 

iting, for accounting is a language of and in his attitude toward accounting, ant and on the encouragement and 

business, and the public accountant, as that he has the necessary understand- training given by the more experienced 

its skilled interpreter, is in a unique ing of the subject, the aptitude and the members of the staffs with whom they |. 

position to render many services to personality for the profession of ac- worked. 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, lit 12. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and Juiu'. 

December, 1955 



Christmas Letter from 
Alumni President 

Greetings : 

One of the joys of Yuletide season is 
that which gives us opportunity to express 
appreciation to our many friends. 

For your kind thoughts ... for your 
friendly support ... for the many courtesies 
and hearty cooperation which you have extended 
me during the past year as President of the 
General Alumni Association, I want to say thank 
you sincerely. 

Susquehanna University is looking forward 
to the 1957 Centennial Celebration. We must 
prepare now if we wish to make the Centennial 
Celebration a complete success. I hope that 
each and everyone of you will think about 
Susquehanna and how you, as aliomnus, can assist 
in the Celebration — not necessarily financially, 
but spiritually. 

I do hope that everyone will make a 
special effort to return to the campus on Alumni 
Day, Ma^ 5, 1956. 

So, thank you for all your favors, and 
New Year 1 

Sincerely yours. 

Club News 


Clyde R. Spitzner, President 
General Alumni Association 
Susquehanna University 

Junior Co-eds 

BURGESS — a bouncing boy, Gregory 
Thomas, arrived September 22 at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. (Frances M. 
Bittinger '45) Edward F. Burgess, 
University Heights, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

FISHER — Karen Louise arrived at the 
home of Dr. '31 and Mrs. Lawrence 
C. Fisher, August 30. 

HOCHSTUHL— a daughter, Jane Ann, 
was born April 20 to Mr. '47 and Mrs. 

(Dorothy Delleclcer '43) Ray Hoch- 

STEIGER — proud parents of a son, 
Keith John, born on September 2, 
are Mr. '51 and Mrs. (Lois Gordon 
'52) John Steiger. The Steigers re- 
side at 1 Pine Court, Little Falls, 
N. J. 

MAYPER — Robin Sue, arrived at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. (Jacqueline 
Bravemen '47) Myron L. Mayper, Oc- 
tober 13. Robin Sue is the Mayper's 
second daughter. 


The second annual meeting of the 
Lehigh Valley District Alumni Club was 
held Friday, October 21 at the Hotel 
Bethlehem. There were 25 present. 

Officers elected for the coming year 
were as follows: Pres. Mrs. Erma Stahl 
Everitt '23; V. Pres. Harold R. Kramer 
'48; Sec.-Treas. Mrs. Margaret Maguire 

Bill Clark was asked to select a com- 
mittee to think over club projects with 
the following suggestions: 1. How the 
club can draw more students to Sus- 
quehanna. 2. What project can be un- 
dertaken for the Centennial. 

Speaker of the evening was Coach 
"Whitey" Keil. Dan MacCuish brought 
a report from the campus. 


A combined meeting of the Sunbury 
and Selinsgrove District Clubs was held 
November 5 at the Dauntless Hook & 
Ladder Co., Selinsgrove. Forty were in 

Members of the two clubs discussed 
the advantages of merging and all were 
in favor. 

Coach "Whitey" Keil was the prin- 
cipal speaker of the evening. 

The following nominating committee 
was appointed by Patricia Houtz who 
presided at the meeting: Harold Ben- 
nion (Chairman), Janet Rohrbach, 
Simon Rhoads, and Mary Potteiger. 

Guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. 
Clyde R. Spitzner, Dr. and Mrs. G. Mor- 
ris Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Dan MacCuish, 
Assistant Coach Robert Pittello and 
Mrs. Keil. 

A spring meeting is being planned for 


The North Jersey District Club will 
hold a meeting in the form of a buffet 
dinner on February 25, 1956 at the 
Friar Tuck Inn. Each member may 
bring a dozen slides or photographs 
of his family to be projected on a 
screen. Nominations for new officers, 
will also take place at this meeting. 

The cost per person will be $3.00 and 
reservations may be made early by 
mailing your money to: Raymond 
Hochstuhl, 35 Hawthorne Avenue, 
Bloomfield, N. J., or Herbert R. Hains, 
Jr., 232 East Cedar Street, Livingston, 
N. J. 

FREEBURN — a son, Thomas, was born 
July 4 to Mr. and Mrs. (Anne Wright 
'49) Robert Freeburn. Thomas joins 
Robert, Susan, and James. 
(See Co-Eds, Page 4) 



December, 1955 

NECROLOGY Coronation Sets New Homecoming Tradition; 

Alumni Council Informed of Centennial Plans 

FRED R. FISHER, '31. manager of the 
Bellefonte Theaters, died September 
24, in the Centre County Hospital. He 
is survived by his wife, the former 
Margaret Hoffmeiser '31 and two 
daughters. Margaret and Diana. 

'86, retired Lutheran minister, died 
September 29 at the home of his son 
Reed M. Harding in Westmont, N. J. 
Dr. Harding had founded two 
churches. Trinity Lutheran of Darby, 
Pa. in 1900 and Holy Trinity of Aud- 
ubon, N. J. in 1913. He also held 
pastorates at Camden, N. J., Wil- 
liamsport. Pa. and Guilderland Cen- 
ter, N. Y. At 95, he was Susquehan- 
na's oldest alumnus. 

garet Johns '47), her husband, and 
their six year old son Harvey were 
fatally injured on September 20 in a 
tragic highway accident near their 
home in Brandy, Va. Margaret had 
taught for the past six years in the 
Culpepper High School, was active in 
the community, PTA, and was a 
worthy matron of the Eastern Star. 
She is survived by her parents, Mr. 
& Mrs. H. P. Johns, Honesdale, Pa., 
and a brother. Dr. R. J. Johns '46, 
Millerstown, Pa. 

Rearick) '18, died October 2 at her 
home, 605 Fourth Street, Monanga- 
hela. Pa. Her husband, Frank A. was 
of the class of '18. He and one son, 
Robert B., survive. Mrs. Staib's fa- 
ther and mother. Dr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam M. Rearick of Mifflinburg pre- 
sented a Golden Book memorial in 
her honor at the November meeting 
of the Women's Auxiliary of Susque- 
hanna U. 


(Continued from Page 3) 
CARLSON— Mark Steven was born Oc- 
tober 17, to Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Carol 
Louise Ahr x'54) Leonard Carlson. 
Len it at present in Germany on a 
FuUbright Scholarship and Carol ex- 
pects to join him before Christmas. 
LINDEMANN— Gary Richard arrived 
at the home of Mr. '48 and Mrs. (Ger- 
trude A. Roberts '48) Richard Linde- 
mann, October 21. Gary joins Susan 
who is now three years old at their 
home at 81 Jackson Avenue, Pompton 
Plains, N. J. 
HEBEL — Thomas Lee, was born on No- 
vember 6 to The Reverend '48 and 
Mrs. (Edith M. Wegner '49) H. Lee 
Hebel. The Reverend and Mrs. Hebel 
with Ernest, Donald, and little Tommy 
live at 732 Green Lane, Bedford, Pa. 

In an effort to draw more alumni to the campus on Friday evening of Home- 
coming week, this year's early arrivals were particularly happy to witness a beau- 
tiful pageant in Seibert Chapel, when, for the first time in the history of the college, 
the Homecoming Queen and her attendants were presented to an enthusiastic 
audience of students and alumni. 

What undoubtedly will become a tra- 
dition at Susquehanna, this Coronation 
ceremony was breath - taking in its 
beauty and startling in its simplicity. 
After a brief program of music. Presi- 
dent of the Men's Student Council, John 
Yeich, introduced the four girls who 
had been chosen by their classes for 
Homecoming honors. By popular vote 
Miss Charlotte Sandt '56 of Havertown, 
Pa. was selected Queen. Her attendants 
were: Elizabeth Stradling "57 of Barclay, 
Pa.; Janis Quigley '58 of Boyertown, 
Pa. and Joan Hoffman '59 of Athens, Pa. 

After the Coronation. President of the 
General Alumni Association, Clyde R. 
Spitzner, congratulated the students for 
their splendid program and thanked 
them, on behalf of the Alumni Associ- 
ation, for all the time they had given to 
making Homecoming a success. 

After the traditional torch-light parade 
through town, followed by a bon-fire. 
students and alumni gathered in the 
student lounge for informal dancing. 

With weather that could not be sur- 
passed, more alumni started to arrive 
early Saturday morning and after reg- 
istering, witnessed a thrilling football 
game between the freshmen and sopho- 

Council Meets 

Presiding at the Alumni Council 
meeting Saturday morning. Clyde Spitz- 
ner welcomed thirty Council members 
and briefly outlined the progress made 
by the Alumni Association in the past 
few years. 

Present at the meeting was Coach 
"Whitey" Keil who spoke enthusiastic- 
ally about the spirit of the football 
players. He urged the alumni to help 
him. as the job of rebuilding a team 

President Spitzner later introduced 
Dr. G. Morris Smith who brought the 
Council up to date on recent develop- 
ments in the University's building pro- 
gram and plans for the Centennial. 
Alumni were interested in learning that 
authorization had been given to the 
architect to prepare by January 1, 
sketches of the music building and the 
addition to the library. Dr. Smith's 
letter, published elsewhere in the 
"Alumnus", covers much of the infor- 
mation presented to the Council mem- 

In reply to a question by one of the 
members. Dr. Smith prepared a graph 
showing comparative position of Sus- 
quehanna in faculty salary scale with 
sixteen other colleges of approximate 

In reply to another question as to the 
EKjlicy of the administration in refer- 
ence to inter-collegiate athletics. Presi- 
dent Smith described the difficulty of 
finding opponents who hold to the phil- 
osophy of amateurism in sports. He 
told of some possible changes in the 
football schedule and made it clear that 
the Athletic Committee is doing every- 
thing possible to maintain a wholesome 
program in inter-collegiate athletics. 

At the invitation of President Spitz- 
ner, John Yeich then presented the 
Homecoming Queen and her attendants 
to the Council. 

Dan MacCuish was asked to give a 
report on student enrollment and in 
giving credit to the Alumni for their 
efforts in referring students, he reported 
that there was a 16% increase in en- 
rollment this year, bringing the student 
body to four hundred and seventy-five. 
One hundred and eighty-three freshmen 
entered in September. 

"Rip" Garman, President of the Han- 
over-York District Club explained in 
detail their club scholarship program. 
He offered to visit any club that might 
be interested in starting such a program. 

President Spitzner then appointed the 
following nominating committee: John 
Auten (Chairman). "Rip" Garman, and 
S. Walter Foulkrod. 

The President, in reporting for the 
chairman of the Outstanding Achieve- 
ment Award Committee, said that a 
candidate would be nominated in the 
near future. The Council agreed to ap- 
prove the selection to be made by this 
committee, pending final approval by 
the President of the Alumni Association 
and the President of the University. 

President Spitzner then advised the 
Council of a visit he had made to the 
American Association of University Wo- 
men and reported that Susquehanna's 
application for membership will be 
acted upon in the near future. 

Following the afternoon football 
game, a story of which may be found 
elsewhere, alumni and friends enjoyod 
a coffee hour in Seibert Parlor. 

December, 1955 




(1) President of the General Alumni Association, Clyde R. Spitzner '37 crowns Homecoming Queen, lovely Charlotte Sandt 
'56 of Havertown, Pa. (2) The Queen presents football to team representatives before Susquehanna-Wagner game. Left 
to right, Jack Anthony, sophomore end from East Stroudsburg; Dick Purnell, sophomore back from Ashland, Pa. and Wal- 
ter Benham, sophomore guard from Lansdowne, Pa. (3) President G. Morris Smith outlines plans for Centennial Appeal to 
Alumni Council. Seated are President Spitzner and Secretary Janet Rohrbach. (4) Performing at half time with Susque- 
hanna's band is Tommy Enterline of Milton, former world's champion baton twirler. The band having one of its most suc- 
cessful seasons, has been under the direction of Dr. John R. Leach '47. (5) Kappa Delta float in pre-game parade. 



December, 1955 

— Susquehannans on Parade — '48 


Dr. John I. Woodruff was hon- 
ored on the occasion of his 91st 
birthday at a Pennsylvania German 
Dinner in Selinsgrove, when 275 friends 
gathered and presented him with a 
birthday cake. 


Dr. Harvey D. Hoover, supply 
pastor at St. Paul's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, Pa., 
presided over the 75th Anniversary of 
this church the week of October 9-16. 


Dr. Thomas J. Smull who was 

Dean of Engineering at Ohio 
Northern Univer- 
sity for 12 years 
and chief examiner 
of the Ohio Engi- 
neer Registration 
Board since 1923, 
retired in July. 
Known as the 
"Dean" of Ohio 
Engineers, Doc 
Smull was honored 
by some 40 engineers and staff members 
of the Ohio Department of Highways, 
as he stepped down from regular duty. 
He reminds us that while at Susque- 
hanna, the Crusaders baseball battery 
was composed of Deibler and Smull. 
He is listed in "Who's Who in America" 
and in retirement, plans to do some 

Dor Smull 


Dr. Park W. Huntington of Wil- 
mington, Delaware, was recent- 
ly honored by the 
a State of Delaware 
at the annual Gov- 
ernor's Day at Fort 
Miles, Delaware. 
He was cited in a 
special order by the 
State Adjutant Gen- 
eral for his "many 
years as a National 
Dr. Huntington Guard chaplain, for 
his military service 
in two World Wars and his Christian 
example and work among all faiths." 
Dr. Huntington has recently published 
a devotional booklet "This is the Hour". 


The Reverend Charles I. Rowc 

recently invited President G. 
Morris Smith to be special speaker for 
the Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. as members cele- 
brated their 190th anniversary. 


Paul M. 



Bishop was recently ap- 
Director of the Harris- 
fa urg Evening 
School Program 
where he has been 
on the faculty for 
23 years. Paul is 
also on the faculty 
of the William Penn 
High School. 

Paul M. Bishop 'QQ Walter C. 
tJv M e t z gr e r 

writes that he would be glad to be of 
service to any Susquehanna Personnel 
on military duty in his area. For the 
past 9 years, he has been Civilian Man- 
ager of the Navy Exchanges in the 
Pennsylvania Area. His present address 
is Custic Woods, 711 Bridle Road, Glen- 
side, Pa. 


The Reverend Robert R. Clark 

moved October 3 from his 
Church in Mechanicsburg to the United 
Lutheran Publication House, 1228 
Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. He 
edits two Church Publications, "Light 
For Today" and the Pastor's Desk Book. 
He is residing at 404 Linden Avenue, 
Glenside, Pa. Dr. Ralph C. Geigle, Su- 
pervising Principal of the Oakmont, Pa. 
Schools has been elected to the Board 
of Directors at Lycoming College. 


Louise West is now a teacher in 
the Commercial Department of 
the West Chester Joint Senior High 
School. She formerly taught in the 
Coaldale High School. 


Willard H. Schadel has been 
promoted to the rank of major 
in the U. S. Air Force Reserve, and is 
presently assigned to the flight oper- 
ations training course at Lehigh Uni- 

William S. Clark is now the ed- 
itor and publisher of a new 
monthly magazine, "The Lehigh-Valley 
Journal". "Bill" resigned his position 
as Development Director at Cedar Crest 
College to publish this magazine of 40 
pages which features articles on Lehigh- 
Valley industries, institutions, personal- 
ities, history, etc. Two feature articles 
were written by Dr. Nevin C. T. Shaffer. 
x'49. James F. Howell has recently ac- 
cepted the position of High School Prin- 
cipal in the Orbisonia Area Joint 


Edward D. "Skip" Madden, Jr. 

has recently been promoted to 
the National Advertising staff of The 
Milwaukee Journal. His new address 
is 1720 E. Newport, Milwaukee 11, Wise. 
'48) William Ruhl while touring Eu- 
rope this summer met Ethel Taylor '26 
at a hotel in Paris. The Ruhls were 
just beginning their tour, while Miss 
Taylor was ending hers. 


Virginia Lee Yinger has been 
appointed as the first full-time 
campus worker for 
the National Luth- 
eran Council of 
Churches. She will 
serve as advisor to 
Lutheran student 
associations in col- 
leges and universi- 
ties of the Houston 
and Galveston area 
of Texas. Joseph 
P. DriseoU recently accepted a position 
on the faculty of the New London Higli 
School as an instructor in English. His 
new address is 36 Fern Street, New- 
London, Conn. 

Virginia Yinger 


Chester G. Rowe was recently 
elected Guidance Director of thf 
Selinsgrove Area Joint Schools. "Chet" 
is also assistant football coach. 


Bette Vincent has recently been 
appointed Music Supervisor at 
the Mendota Union Schools. Her ad- 
dress is P. O. Box 83, Mendota, Calif. 

December, 1955 



S. U. Alumni at Cleveland Convention 

^ J- 

Susquehannans take time out lor a reunimi whMc at the Cleveland Convention 
of United Lutheran Church Women. Seated around the luncheon table at Captain 
Frank's Sea Food House are Dr. Martin L. Dolbeer, Sr. '16, Marion, Ohio, and Dr. 
Barbara E. DeRemer '26, Montoursville, Pa., both of whom have served as mission- 
aries in India for more than a quarter century; Mrs. Franklin C. Fry, guest, New 
York City, wife of the President of the U.L.C.A.; Mrs. Essex Botsford Wagner '28, 
Front Royal, Va.; Mrs. Hilda Bahner Lutz '24, Mahanoy City, Pa.; Mrs. John F. 
Kindsvatter, (husband '32), Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Susan Geise Shannon '15, Wil- 
liamsport. Pa.; Mrs. Janet Earhart Harkins '36, Bloomfield, N. J.; Mrs. Ruth Bastian 
Richard '22, Havertown, Pa.; and Mrs. G. Morris Smith, wife of President Smith. 
Others at the convention unable to join the party were Dr. Russell Auman '20, 
Springfield, Ohio; Dr. Nona M. Diehl '49, Philadelphia, Pa.; Dr. Mildred E. Winston 
'21, Washington, D. C; Joanne Heinley x'54. New York City. 

Standing on the dock afterward, ten hearty voices sent the music of Susque- 
hanna's Alma Mater ringing out over the waters of Lake Erie. 



KAY G. CAMPBELL '54 became Mr. 
and Mrs. in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Blairsville, Pa. on August 13. 
Alumni serving in the wedding party 
were: Robert MacNamara '53, best 
man; Betsy Shirk x'56, maid of honor 
and Margie Lamon x'56, vocalist. 
Kay is teaching and is Co-Head Coach 
of Football at the Jersey Shore, Pa. 
High School. Their address is 311i'2 
Smith Street, Jersey Shore. 

ANOIA '55 were united in marriage 
on September 11. Barbara is em- 
ployed by the Department of Public 
Welfare, Mineola, N. Y. as a Case 
Worker while husband Jim is in 
Military Service. 

his bride Jane Barbara Zimmer, Oc- 
tober 9, in the Moxham Lutheran 
Church, Johnstown, Pa. 

the bride of WALTER C. ALBERT, 

Jr. '55 on June 4, "in a little red brick 
church in the State of Virginia". The 
wedding was kept secret until mid- 
September. They are living at 1614 
Ridgeway Road, Havertown, Pa. 

LT. (j.g.) GARDINER MAREK '51 was 

married to Miss Evelyn Crosby on 
August 21, in Charleston, S. C. Their 
address will be 1 Wesson Avenue, 
Charleston, S. C. until Gardiner's dis- 
charge on March 5. 


married on November 5 to Doris 
Warfel, in the Lancaster Avenue 
Methodist Church. They reside at 
421 North Pine Street, Lancaster, Pa. 
were Bob is employed by the Raup 
Supply Co. 

LENORE GARMAN '47 became the 
bride of Jackson G. Horner on No- 
vember 11, in the Redeemer Lutheran 
Church, Harrisburg. Mrs. Horner is 
a music supervisor in the Harrisburg 
school district. 





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in-the-rik, "poo -' 
Come more nonev notes 


RND we'll bring- ■ 


Women's Auxiliary of Susquehanna as 
they face the last lap of their efforts 



December, 1955 

Football Changes 
Announced; Juniata 
Out After 24 Years 

The Crusaders victory over Wagner 
on Homecoming is now history, but the 
echoes still ring. If the boys could win 
but one game this year, it had to be 
for the Alumni, and for the Alumni it 
was. To be sure, the team had come 
close to winning other games this year 
and they eventually had to break 
through. With their Coaches "Whitey" 
Keil and Bob Pittello all set to welcome 
their Alumni friends, the boys decided 
it was to be this game. 

Our two Coaches did a magnificent 
job this year. Carrying one of the 
smallest rosters in recent years and a 
team made up mostly of Freshmen and 
Sophomores, their success was due to 
the tremendous enthusiasm whipped up 
by the Coaches, and the expert scout- 
ing of Coach A. A. Stagg, Jr. 

Coach Keil, before leaving campus 
said, "Prospects for next year are 
bright. We lose only two men through 
graduation and have several experi- 
enced players now on campus who are 
anxious to turn out for the first time. 

"If the Alumni will help us", con- 
tinued "Whitey", "we should be able to 
recruit 10 or 12 good Freshmen; — and 
please get word to the Alumni, — al- 
though we will be very happy to get 
some first string players, we will be 
just as happy if they will send us some 
boys who are not necessarily stars but 
who have had the opportunity of play- 
ing under good systems." 

It is well know that the solution to 
the woes of any athletic team is "sched- 
uling", and Susquehanna's problem in 
football is finding opponents who rep- 
resent colleges of similar size and who 
maintain the same athletic policies. 

The 1956 schedule, just released by 
the Athletic Committee, shows some 
changes from the past few years. 
Ursinus, Swarthmore, Wagner and Hav- 
erford are still listed, but notably miss- 
ing is Juniata. After a series of 24 
games dating back to 1923, Juniata's 
contract has not been renewed. 

Our contract with the National Aggies 
expires with the 1956 game and is not 
to be renewed thereafter. 

The Athletic Committee, shooting for 
a seven game schedule, has brought in 
one new opponent and is looking for a 
second. The new opponent is Bridge- 
water College of Bridgewater, Va. 


101 N. Karket St., 
Selinsgrove, Fa. 

POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 


Alumni Day, May 5, should be on the calendar of every Alumnus. 

President Clyde R. Spitzner, happy over the success of last year's Alumn' 
Day Program, wants nothing short of 100% response from Reunion Classes. 

Listed below are this year's Reunion Classes with names and addresses 
of class presidents. If class presidents cannot promote Reunion Programs 
this year. President Spitzner would like them to select some other class officer 
and so notify the Alumni Office. 

Anniv. Year President 

55th 1901 Mr. Murray B. Herman, Linwood, Pa. 

50th 1906 Rev. 1. W. Bingaman, 2019 Vt. St., Quincy, 111. 

45th 1911 Dr. Latimer S. Landes, 454 W. Market St., York, Pa. 

40th 1916 Rev. William E. Svvope, 1406 Oak Street, Lebanon, Pa. 

35th 1921 Mr. Guy M. Bogar, 2936 Green Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 

30th 1926 Mr. Theodore E. Ebbe.-ts, 608 Pickering St., Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

25th 1931 Mr. S, Walter Foulkrod, 12 E. Princeton Road, Cynwyd, Pa. 

20th 1936 Mr. Horace M. Hutchison, 625 Osborn Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. 

15th 1941 Mr. Clyde D. Sechler, 228-07 A 69th Ave.. Bavside, L. I., N. Y. 

10th 1946 Dr. Arthur J. Gelnett, 327 High Street, Milton, Pa. 

5th 1951 Mr. Herbert R. Hains, Jr., 232 E. Cedar St., Livingston, N. J. 

Dr. Cyril H. Has.s, i(J, pictured above with President G. Monis Smith and 
Dean Russell Gait, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Sus- 
quehanna University at a special Chapel Service September 30. Dr. Haas had been 
recommended by the faculty and Board of Directors for this degree some years ago 
but had not been able to attend any of our Convocation exercises until his recent 
return from Turkey where he had been a medical missionary for 40 years. 



March, 1956 

No. 3 





March, 1956 



This is the last opportunity I shall 
have before Alumni Day to urge you to 
return to the campus for a day of fel- 
lowship and rejuvenation on May 5. 
At this time we shall need every one 
of you to assist in forming plans for 
the Centennial in 1958. 

As all of us rec- 
ognize, 1956 is the 
crucial year in our 
planning, for this 
is the year that will 
tell whether or not 
we shall get the 
$700,000 from syn- 
od, alumni, and our 
friends, without 
which we cannot 
have a proper cele- !*■■• Smith 

bration of the first 100 years. But this 
appeal will go over the top, if all 
sources of support work cooperatively. 
In order that all parts of our con- 
stituency take off with assurance, im- 
portant announcements will be made 
on May 5 to all alumni. It is urged 
that you plan to be present. We are 
counting on every ono of you. 

Susquehanna had an unusual basket- 
ball team this year, winning a majority 
of their games. The regular team was 
made up of a fine group, all of whom 
were above average students. Brains 
and good athletics go together. Now 
the baseball season is on us and we 
lock for a good season in this sport. 
We feel, too, we have turned the corner 
in football. 

Hoping to greet you on May 5, I am 
Faithfully yours, 
Susquehanna U. 

Dear Alumnus: 

Alumni Day this year will be Satur- 
day, May 5! 

Plans have been completed to make 
Alumni Day 1956 the finest in the his- 
tory of the institu- 
tion. A packed-full 
schedule of activi- 
ties has been plan- 
ned for returning 
alumni, their wives 
and friends begin- 
ning promptly at 10 
in the morning. 
Activities have been 
so arranged to pro- Clyde Spitzner 
vide diverjiflcation and selection. 

All class reunion luncheons will be 
served on the campus promptly at 12 
noon. The various class reunion meet- 
ings will be held immediately following 
the luncheon in individual x'ooms in 
Seibert Hall. 

For the returning alumni whose 
classes are not having anniversary re- 
unions, a "picnic-style" luncheon will 
be served on the campus at 12 noon. 

The Johnstown Club is serving as the 
official host for the occasion. A de- 
tailed program schedule is listed in this 
issue of the Alumnus. Class represen- 
tatives who are spearheading the anni- 
versary reunion celebrations are like- 
wise listed in this issue. 

Please make a special effort to return 
to the campus May 5 and enjoy the day 
renewing old acquaintances. 

Slincerely yours, 



General Alumni Assn. 

— Flashes from the Campus — 

Frederick C. Billman, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Music, presented his annual 
piano recital on January 6. As usual it 
was enthusiastically received. 

ary 9. Miss Potteiger's collection con- 
tained landscapes, still life, and por- 
traits in various media. 

On February 3 the music students 
presented on the campus "A Night At 
The Opera", a thoroughly enjoyable 
opera containing much humor. The 
program was in two parts: "The Im- 
presario," a delightful Mozart comedy, 
and "Sunday Excursion" by Alec 

The New York University Glee Club 
presented a special program in Seibert 
Hall on February 21 under the spon- 
sorship of the Chapel Choir. Playing 
to a capacity audience, the proceeds 
went to the Chapel Choir for new choir 

Miss Ann Potteiger, '12, well-known 
Ambler, Pa. artist, held an exhibit of 
her paintings in Bogar Hall on Febru- 

Two authorities on the current scene 
in Russia debated in Seibert Hall on 
Thursday, Mar. 15, on the question, "Is 
Revolution Possible in Russia?". The 
debaters were Dr. Harry Schwartz, a 

specialist on Soviet affairs with the 
New York Times, and Mr. Boris Shub, 
a writer and authority on international 

Susquehanna held its most successful 
Career Conference on March 8. All 
classes were canceled and the program 
opened with a key-note address by Dr. 
Arthur A. Hitchcock, Executive Secre- 
tary of the American Personnel and 
Guidance Association, Washington, D. 
C. Then followed a panel discussion 
on "What's Your Line?" After a re- 
laxing coffee break, one-hour group 
sessions were held when qualified rep- 
resentatives of the various professions 
met with students interested in their 
particular fields. 

The Conference was brought to an 
end by a stimulating talk by Dr. Paul 
C. Empie, of the National Lutheran 
Council, New York City. Taking part 
in the Conference were several Sus- 
quehanna people including William O. 
Roberts '29, Dr. Joseph Greco "41, Mr. 
Earle I. Shobert, II '35, Dr. Mildred E. 
Winston '21, and Mr. Paul C. Shatto '41. 

On February 13, Susquehanna stu- 
dents were privileged to hear a concert 
by the Thiel College Choir under the 
direction of Marlowe Johnson. 

The Susquehanna University Library 
recently has been selected to receive 
one of the 1600 sets of Great Books of 
the Western World. The books were 
distributed through a selection commit- 
tee of the American Library Association 
under a grant from the Old Dominion 
Foundation. The set contains 54 vol- 
umes, spanning Western thought from 
Homer and the Bible to the 20th cen- 

Members of the three fraternities at 
S. U. will assist in moving the Selins- 
grove Little League baseball field as 
their annual "Help Week" project. They 
will begin work the week after Easter. 

On March 9th, the Su.squchanna Uni- 
versity concert band presented to an 
over - capacity audience in Seibert 
Chapel, their 6th annual program un- 
der the direction of Dr. John R. Leach 
'47. Featured soloist was Eleanor 
Hinkle, Clarinetist. 

Second quarter of the 1956 ULCA 
Commentaries, used in Sunday schools 
across the nation, is written by The 
Reverend Benjamin Lotz, Assistant 
Professor of Religion and Philosophy 
at S. U. 

(Continued on Page 5) 

March, 1956 



S. U. History to Be 

Published by 1958 

Susquehanna University Press, which 
is committed to editing and publishing 
the history of the University in time 
for the Centennial year of 1958, is glad 
to report that the writing of the manu- 
script is completed up to the present 
year of 1956. The finished material is 
now in the hands of the editors who 
will be busy with it for many months 
to come. 

By appointment of the Executive 
Committee of the Board of Directors, 
William S. Clark '48 was named to write 
the history. After a number of years 
of work, "Bill" completed the first sev- 
enty years (1858-1927). Then the press- 
ure of business activities prevented him 
from having time to carry on the pro- 
ject farther, and so in the summer of 
1955 the Executive Committee ap- 
pointed Dr. Arthur H. Wilson, Profes- 
sor of English since 1931, to do the 
writing from 1928 onward, the span of 
the Smith Administration. 

Dr. Wilson is well fitted to undertake 
this assignment, not only through his 
long interest in writing, editing, and 
publishing, but also through his posi- 
tion as an eye witness of the thirty 
years that he will be narrating. 

When William S. Clark started his 
work on the history, he was a graduate 
student at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, following his war service. At 
Penn he centered his studies in the field 
of American Civilization, a combination 
of American History and American Lit- 
erature. At Susquehanna "Bill" had 
concentrated his work in this same 
combined field. At present he is editor 
and publisher of the "Lehigh Valley 
Journal," a quality magazine with 
headquarters in Fogelsville, Pa. 

The general editors for the Centen- 
nial History of Susquehanna University 
are Dr. Russell W. Gilbert, Professor of 
German at Susquehanna University 
since 1930, and Dr. William A. Russ, Jr., 
who came to the campus as Professor of 
History in 1933. Both of these profes- 
sors have been members of the editor- 
ial board of the "Susquehanna Univer- 
sity Studies" for many years. 

By the time that the history is on the 
press during the coming year, it will 
be the tenth volume to bear the imprint 
of the Susquehanna University Press 
during the past twenty- years, a record 
which is definitely unusual for a small 
American college and which warrants 
the assertion that Susquehanna has 
been a pioneer in publication among 
small colleges in the United States. The 


JOSEPH FOPEANO '26, a former Mid- 
dleburg. Pa. resident, died January 
3 at his home in Columbia, Pa. He 
had been employed by the Peter 
Lumber Co. 

DR. HARRY C. ERDMAN '99, retired 
Lutheran minister, died January 3, 
at the Penny Farms Memorial Home 
near Greencove Springs, Florida. He 
had served charges in Freeport and 
Pittsburgh, Penna., and Burkettsville, 
Md., where he spent 33 years. Upon 
his retirement in 1948, he and his 
wife moved to Florida. 

member of a well-known Susquehan- 
na family and Veterinarian for 28 
years in Selinsgrove, died December 
13, 1955. He is survived by his wife, 
the former Marian Moyer '17: two 
brothers, Albert R. '20, principal of 
Selinsgrove High School and Jack F., 
of New York City. Surviving sisters 
are Mildred I. '29, teacher at Selins- 
grove High School; Ann L. '12, 
teacher in Ambler; Mary K. '24, who 
is teaching in Susquehanna's Conser- 
vatory of Music and Mrs. C. D. Over- 
dorf of Aldan. 

JOHN W. WILSON '21, former vocalist 
with the St. Louis Opera Company, 
died January 16 in New York City 
while waiting to get a train for his 
home in Lewistown. He was a veter- 
an of two World Wars and had been 
very active in community activities. 

JOSEPH B. CLEMENT '15, former prin- 
cipal of schools in Celoron and Gerry 
counties, N. Y., died in December. 
Since retiring in 1954 he had been a 
resident of Salamanca, N. Y. At one 
time he had been a research chemical 
engineer for the Aluminum Company 
and Union Carbide Company. He is 
survived by his wife Rebecca, who 
at one time also had been a student 
at Susquehanna. Both Mr. and Mrs. 
Clement were at the 40th Reunion of 
his class last Alumni Day. 


Elizabethville, Pa., died December 6 
in Harrisburg. He had served as 
high school principal in the Upper 
Dauphin County area for twenty- 
two years. A veteran of World War 
I, he also served as manager of the 
State Unemployment Compensation 
Office in Upper Dauphin County. 

reason for this record lies in the excel- 
lent nucleus of creative scholars to be 
found on the faculty of Susquehanna. 

98th Commencement Plans 
Announced by Pres. Smith 

President G. Morris Smith has re- 
cently announced plans for Susque- 
hanna's 98th Commencement Exercises, 
to be held May 25 and 26. Plans are 
being made for a memorable weekend 
when degrees will bo conferred upon 
seventy-two students. 

At 7:30 p. m. on Friday, May 25, The 
Reverend Viggo Swensen, D.D., Pastor 
of Zion Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, 
will deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon. 
Prominent in church and community 
work. Pastor Swensen is a member of 
the Board of Directors of Susquehanna 

Addressing graduates and their friends 
on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock will 
be Chancellor William P. ToUey, of 
Syracuse University. Chancellor Tolley 
is one of America's great educators and 
our graduates are greatly privileged to 
have the opportunity of having him as 
Commencement speaker. 

BARBARA E. HILLARD '26, died on 
December 15, 1955 in Newville, Pa., 
where she had been living for the 
past two years. 

of a well-known Susquehanna fam- 
ily, died March 5 at his home in 
Columbus, Ohio. In 1950, he had 
been on the campus for his 50th re- 
union and throughout the years had 
been a faithful alumnus. One of five 
brothers, his death marked the first 
break in the family, but within a 
week, word was received in Selins- 
grove that his wife, Viola May had 
also passed away. Professor Edwin 
M. Brungart, for many years at Sus- 
quehanna, is a brother, and Sally 
Brungart Stevens, registrar at Sus- 
quehanna, is a niece. 


according to word just received on 
campus, died December 3, 1954. He 
had been living in Clingerstown, Pa. 

dent in the early years of the Mis- 
sionary Institute, died March 7 at the 
age of 92 years. Her husband, Dr. 
John N. Lenker, until his death had 
been a surgeon specialist on the staff 
of St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, 
Ohio. Since 1940, Mrs. Lenker had 
lived in Dalmatia, Pa. She was deep- 
ly interested in Susquehanna, and in 
1945 endowed the Sallie Burns Len- 
ker Scholarship for students of the 
Dalmatia area. 



March, 1956 

S. U. Receives $108,500 From Ford Foundation 
A Challenge To Alumni, Says Pres. Smith 

Great joy was occasioned on the Susquehanna campus when under date of 
Monday, December 12, 1955, a release was made from the Ford Foundation indi- 
cating that Susquehanna University would receive the sum of $108,500 as an addi- 
tion to the endowment to be used for improving faculty salaries. The Ford Foun- 
dation had first considered making it necessary for each institution to match the 
sum allocated because it realized that its own contribution would need to be sup- 
plemented by additional endowment in order to bring faculty salaries to a point 
where they would be sufficient to secure able faculty people. However, the Foun- 
dation finally decided not to make the matching of the gift a necessity. 
It was also stated that the first half 

of the gift might be expected by July 
1, 1956, and the final payment by July 
1, 1957. It is therefore clear that in- 
terest on the full gift could not be ex- 
pected until July of 1957, and that at 
4% it would amount to only $4,340 for 
a full year eligible for faculty salary 

The Foundation meant its gift to 
stimulate the giving of all supporters 
of the college so that they would build 
upon their inspiring gift additional 
amounts in the endowment which could 
be made useful in bringing faculty sal- 
aries where they ought to be. We are 
anxious to have all supporters of the 
institution, tlierefore, understand that 
the need is very great for making our 
campaign this fall highly successful, 
since $250,000 of the $700,000 goal will 
be allocated to the general endowment 
to strengthen the human side of the in- 
stitution. Let there be, therefore, no 
thought that Susquehanna's endowment 
is now sufficient and nobody needs to give 
to it, but on the other hand let e\-eryone 
who believes in the need of making the 
teaching profession attractive to our 
finest and ablest people take a real 
stock in the coming Centennial Appeal. 

Junior Co-eds 

FISHER — Karen Louise arrived at the 
home of Mr. '51 and Mrs. (Marilyn 
Kretz x'52) W. Donald Fisher, 5 
Manor Drive, Apt. 8N, Newark 6, 
N. J. Another daughter. Donna Lyn 
is two years old. 

MATTHEWS — a daughter, Evelyn 
Christine, born September 2, 1955 to 
Dr. '41 and Mrs. (Evelyn Williamson 
'43) Matthews of 920 S. Ninth Street, 
Edinburg, Texas. Two sons, John 
Robert, four, and Stephen Eugene, 
one, complete the trio. 

BOTTIGER— Ann Vern, born Septem- 
ber 29, 1955 to Mr. and Mrs. (Carol 
Reidler '53) E. Lawrence Bottiger. 
The Bottigers reside at 231 Hanover 
Street, Gettysburg, Pa. while Larry 
continues his studies in Theology. 



married to Richard Bowers, June 16, 
1955, by The Rev. Harold L. Rowe 
'34, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Johnstown, Pa. Marilyn's husband 
is a graduate of Penn State and is 
employed by E. I. DuPont de Ne- 
mours Co. They are residing at 5 
Wofford Circle, College Acres, Aiken, 
S. C. 


NORMAN STAHL '54 were married 
in St. Paul's Reformed Church, Beav- 
ertown, Pa., on December 24. Mrs. 
Stahl is teaching music in Southamp- 
ton, Pa., while Karl teaches in the 
Chambersburg H. S. 

E. KEENER '54 were united in mar- 
riage in Trinity Episcopal Church, 
Swarthmore, Pa. in early December. 
Dwight is associated with General 
Motors Acceptance Corp., Harrisburg. 

came the bride of Richard Morgan 
Hughes, on Christmas Day, in Em- 
manuel Lutheran Church, Middle- 
burg, Pa. Mrs. Hughes is employed 
as secretary in the Snyder County 
Prothonotary's Office. 

.■VDDLEMAN — a daughter, Margaret 
Belle, born to Mr. and Mrs. (Carmen 
Beckwith '46) Harry V. Addleman. 
Brother Wayne is eighteen months 
and proud as a peacock. 

JOHNS — a unique birth announcement 
from Dr. '46 and Mrs. (Gayle Clark 
'47) Roswell Johns of Millerstown 
informed us that James Clark was 
born December 24, 1955. James has 
two sisters, Nancy and Marilyn. 

GRUND— Gail Ann, born to Mr. '50 and 
Mrs. (Lois Seybrecht x'51) Charles 
Grund on October 12, 1955. They 
are presently residing at 51 Grove 
Street, Elmira, N. Y. 

Crusaders Basketball 

Team Best Since 1947 

(By George Pospisil) 

The Crusader varsity basketball team 
turned in their best record since the 
1947-48 season. They finished the year 
with a 10-8 log; the courtmen of "47-48" 
racked up 12-5. 

The Orange & Maroon played some 
tough competition and were considered 
the underdog in more than half of their 

The team was led by the brilliant 
Frank Romano, a junior from Weather- 
ly. Pa. Frank was ranked sixth in the 
nation in scoring with his 29 point 
average in 18 games. He broke the all- 
time Susquehanna scoring record with 
an amazing total of 521 points. Evan 
Zlock was the previous record holder. 
(Continued on Page 8) 

LAYMAN — a daughter, Barbara Jo, 
born on November 28, 1955 to Mr. 
and Mrs. (Joann Mosholder '54) 
Frank R. Layman. The Laymans re- 
side at 735 East 1st Place, Mesa, 

HARTLEY— David Allan, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. (Barbara Watkins '50) Al- 
lan Hartley on December 1, 1955. 
The Hartleys make their home at 12 
Wyman Street, Waterbury, Conn. 

HAAG — a daughter, Cathy Lynne is the 
main topic of conversation at the 
home of Mr. '55 and Mrs. (Carolyn 
Hestor x'57) Donald Haag of II86V2 
Park Ave., Williamsport. 

ROSS — Randall Lee arrived November 
21, 1955 at the home of Mr. '54 and 
Mrs. (Dorothy Apgar '53) Sam Ross 
of Mahwah, N. J. Another son, David 
Allan, celebrated his first birthday 
in October. 

HUGAS — Margaret Louise, born to the 
Rev. '48 and Mrs. (Rachael Berg- 
stresser x'49) Howard S. Hugas on 
February 24 in the General Hospital, 
Wilmington, Del. They reside in 
Newark, Del. 

LADY — a son, Timothy was born to the 
Rev. '48 and Mrs. (Eleanor Steele '48) 
Charles L. Lady on November 9, 
1955. They have one other son, Jon- 
athan who is three and a half .years 
old. Their home is in Stewartstown, 
Pa., where the Rev. Lady is the Pas- 
tor of Felton Lutheran Church. 

DAVENPORT — a son. William Clark 
Davenport, II, was born March 10 to 
Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Margaret Hender- 
son x'54) William C. Davenport. The 
Davenports have another child, Ann, 
who is now two years old. 

March, 1956 



Dick Hummel 

Dick Hummel Takes Over 
Baseball Coaching Duties 

With basketball tucked away for an- 
other year and a high sports spirit on 
campus, baseball now is the chief topic 
of conversation with everyone. 

Early spring training has been con- 
siderably delayed because of the 
weather, but the 
team has been 
working out in the 
gym. Several boys 
from last year's 
squad have turned 
out and a flock of 
new candidates are 

Bob Bastress '39, 
coach for several 
years, has recently been appointed As- 
sistant Superintendent of Schools in 
Snyder County and is not able to con- 
tinue his coaching interests. Bob, 
through the years, made an outstanding 
contribution to Susquehanna's sports 
program, and it was with deep regret 
that his resignation was received. 

Another former student of S. U., Dick 
Hummel, has taken over the coaching 
responsibilities. Dick, a well - known 
Northumberland, Pa. teacher and coach, 
attended Susquehanna in 1937 and 
played both basketball and baseball. 
He is a graduate of Bloomsburg State 
Teachers College and has been active in 
baseball circles since his first year at 
S. U. He has played in the Michigan 
State League, the Middle Atlantic Lea- 
gue, and the Canal Zone League of 
Panama. After serving with the Armed 
Forces, he was a member of the orig- 
inal House of David Club. 

A pitcher and utility infielder, Hum- 
mel has been coaching in the Sunbury, 
Selinsgrove, Northumberland area for 
the past few years, and has devoted 
much of his time to officiating both 
basketball and baseball throughout the 
Central Pennsylvania area. He is now 
Principal of the Charles Steele Element- 
ary School, Northumberland, Pa. 

The spring schedule is as follows: 

April 7 — Lebanon Valley A 

April 9 — National Aggies H 

April 12 — Elizabethtown A 

April 14 — Kej-stone H 

April 16 — Juniata H 

April 20 — Temple A 

April 21— Drexel A 

April 23— Bucknell A 

April 28— Albright A 

April 30— Bucknell H 

May 5 — Lycoming H 

May 7 — Dickinson H 

May 10— Wilkes H 

May 12 — Juniata A 

May 15— Gettysburg H 

Alumni Day 

Program — May 


10:00 A. M. 

Registration (and all day 

10:30 A.M. 

Council Meeting in 103 Bogar 

12 Noon 

Luncheon and Class Reunions 
on the campus (weather per- 
mitting, otherwise, inside.) 

2:00 P. M. 

General Alumni Assembly in 
Seibert Hall 

3:00 P. M. 

Miscellaneous activities . . . 
take your choice: 

1. Baseball — Crusaders vs. 

2. "Little Theatre" production. 

3. Musical Festival. 

6:00 P. M. 

Annual Dinner 

Hosts for the day Members 

of the Johnstown District Alumni 


Flashes from the Campus 

(Continued from Page 2) 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Hatz, mem- 
bers of the faculty of the Conservatory 
of Music, presented to an enthusiastic 
audience, the second of the S. U. fac- 
ulty recitals on Friday, January 13, in 
Seibert Chapel. 


The cast of "A Night At The Opera" 
journeyed to the Johnstown area the 
week of January 8 and presented high 
school assembly programs in six dif- 
ferent schools. 

The editorial staff of the Alumnus 
offers apologies to S. U.'s Lamar D. In- 
ners. Instructor in Accounting, for not 
giving him a by-line in his most inter- 
esting article which appeared in the 
last issue of the Alumnus. 

Many expressed interest in learning 
of Susquehanna's internship program 
for accountants and due to an error in 
proof-reading, Mr. Inners was not given 
credit for writing the article. 

ALUMNI DAY, MAY 5, 1956 

The Boy 

and His Career* 

"Somewhere in this day's twilight, 
there is a boy sitting alone. He may 
be your son or a neighbor's son. He 
is thinking about his most pressing 
obligation — what to do with his life, 
what to make of himself. . . . Out 
of nowhere, perhaps, will come the 
realization that he will find personal 
growth and confidence and the full 
life if he can onl.y make a plane that 
will fly better in the air, or a machine 
that will run better on rails: or . . . 
a device to lessen human drudgery 
in the home, or build a home so 
beautiful and so full of human satis- 
faction that it will excel all that has 
gone on before. . . . Somewhere to- 
day that boy . . . will hear the sounds 
of industry, the turbulence of the 
giant tools that must be designed 
and serviced and redesigned and 
rebuilt. He will hear the rumbles in 
a steel plant, the ring of glass, the 
clatter of machines that spin and 
weave, the whirl of the printing 
presses, and the roar of the jets. He 

may even hear the depressing an- 
guished cries of our outworn cities 
— cities that need new architectural 
life, that need new modes of human 
shelter; that need his youth and his 
groping mind. 

"Somewhere in that young valiant 
mind struggling with its grave prob- 
lem will emerge the image of men 
of science and men of engineering 
— men like you — who became what 
they are, not through compulsion, 
but of their own free will — not in 
the expectation of easy riches, but 
rather in the dedicated hope that 
their chosen career may afford them 
at least one fleeting moment of 
major achievement. . . . He will see 
himself grasping your work, build- 
ing mightily upon what you have 
built. In what you have pioneered, 
he will see the great challenge of 
America for his own work and for 
his own life." 

•■■Excerpt from an address by Roger M. Blough '25 before the American 
Institute of Electrical Engineers 



March, 1956 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 


Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Aikens 

left Saturday, March 17, to sail 

from New York City for a trip abroad. 

f-tn Dr. Park W. Huntington has 

1 I started a second radio program 
entitled, "Wake Up America" in addi- 
tion to "This Is The Hour" which is 
now in its third year. 

9t\-t Mrs. (Marie Romig) Park W. 
Li 1 Huntington was recently elected 
President of the Wilmington Council of 
the United Church Women. She is also 
serving as Chairman of Radio for the 
Department of Delaware, American 
Legion Auxiliary. 

>rtp Roger M. Blough, Chairman of 
LiO the Board of United States Steel 
Corp., was one of the award winners in 
the public address division of Freedoms 
Foundation at Valley Forge, in the 
Foundation's annual awards program 
for the greatest contribution to a bet- 
ter understanding of the American Way 
of Life during 1955. 


Addison Pohle, at the annual 
conference at Buckhill Falls in 
October, was elected Vice-President of 
the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents 
and Teachers. 


The Rev. Martin L. Dolbeer, Sr., 
Pastor of Saint Paul's Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Church, Marion, Ohio, 
sent to the Alumni Office a "Susque- 
hanna Hymn" which he had written 
some time ago. It has been turned over 
to the Conservatory of Music. Our 
thanks to the Rev. Dolbeer. 

William O 

this year as 

Wm. O. Roberts 

Roberts is serving 
President of the 
Pennsylvania Music 
Educators Associ- 
ation. At this year's 
annual meeting in 
Harrisburg, he was 
instrumental in 
having Susquehan- 
na's S. A. I. chorus 
sing in conjunction 
with a talk given 
by Dr. John R. 

Leach '47, "On Contemporary Music." 

Harold N. Moldenke, author of "Plants 
of the Bible", "American Wild Flow- 
ers", etc., and his wife will act as 
guides on a trip to the Holy Land this 

spring. The tour is being offered in 
co-operation with the Dee Travel Ag- 
ency, Inc., an agency with much exper- 
ience in arranging garden tours to var- 
ious parts of the world. 


Commander Warren L. Wolf, 

chaplain of Mare Island, Calif. 
Naval Base for 
more than two 
years, has been as- 
signed as the first 
chaplain aboard the 
SARATOGA, super 
aircraft carrier. 
the second of the 
Forrestal class car- 
riers. Prior to be- 
ing chaplain at 
Mare Island, Com- 
mander Wolf was aboard the carrier 
World War II was on the carrier USS 

Cmdr. Wolf 


J. Donald Steele, prominent 
Northumberland, Pa. attorney, 
was elected President of United Hos- 
iery Mills, Inc. He is past commander 
of American Legion Post 44 and serves 
as solicitor for Northumberland Bor- 
ough Council. 


The Rev. Robert T. Clark re- 
cently resigned from his pas- 
torate of Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., and is now on the 
editorial staff of the United Lutheran 
Publication House, Philadelphia. Now 
serving Trinity Lutheran is the Rev. 
Elmer Drumm. 


The Rev. E. Raymond Shaheen 

accepted a call to become pastor 
of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Silver 
Spring, Md. He had been pastor of 
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
South Williamsport, for 15 years. Be- 
fore leaving, more than 600 members 
of Messiah gathered in the new edu- 
cational building of the parish to say 
goodby to the Shaheens. The farewell 
took the form of a TV program, "This 
is Your Life", on which President G. 
Morris Smith appeared. 


Jess Kemberling, President of 
the Dutch Pantry, has built a 
new restaurant to add to his present 
chain of six. It is located in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. 

The Rev. John R. Knaul, Pastor of the 
E\-angelical Church, Montgomery, Pa., 
had a mortgage burning ceremony on 
January 8. The new Church, under 
construction since 1950, cost over $100,- 


The Rev. G. Robert Booth, pas- 
tor of Pleasant Valley, Pa. Ev- 
angelical and Reformed Church, has 
been named to serve as good-will am- 
bassador to New England in April. 

Merle V. Hoover, since 1948 with RCA 
in Lancaster, Pa., has recently cooper- 
ated on a published study by the title 
of "High-Speed Electronic Fault Pro- 
tection For Power Tubes And Their 
Circuitry". For several years he has 
been engaged in the development of 
super-power circuits and rectifiers, to- 
gether with UHF circuitry. He is at 
present, manager of Application Engi- 
neering for Large Power Tubes. 

Dr. William D. May has been named 
dean of Johnson Teachers College, 
Johnston, Vt. Dr. May served on the 
faculty of the University of Florida, 
Texas College of Arts and Instructions, 
and Berea College, Ky. 

> J p Franklin Wolfe, head of the 
^D Frackville High School Music 
Department, was Host Director for the 
Eastern All-State Band, a group repre- 
senting all high schools in the eastern 
section of Penna. The Festival was held 
February 3 and 4 in the Frackville 
High School Auditorium. Eric Leidzen, 
NYC, nationally prominent arranger, 
director, and conductor was guest con- 


Mrs. Betty Leach (Elizabeth 
Anne Miller) taught music at 

Lycoming College the first semester of 

this year. 


The Rev. Edwin L. Bittenbender. 

of Berwick, Pa. and his wife, 
Methodist missionaries, left in Febru- 
ary for Lucknow, India, where they 
will serve for the next five years. The 
Rev. Bittenbender will teach in the 
Department of Religion at Lucknow 
Christian College. The conplc previ- 
ously were in India from 1949 to 1952. 

Lt. Robert L. Goetz (MC), USNR is 
studying at the School of Naval Avi- 
ation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla. 


1st Lt. James O. Rumbaugh, Jr. 

was recently graduated from 
the Military Medical Orientation pro- 
gram at the Medical Field Service, Fort 


March, 1956 




(See Pospisil Story Page 4) 

Back row (left to right) — Frank Romano, Gene Wltiak, Dwight Huseman, Jim Stone, John Anthony, and 
Coach Ed Pfeiffer. Front row — Joe Osinchak, Dick Purncll, Brian Donley, Gerry Herbster, and Bob Fiscus. 

Mascots are Edward and Elwood Stetler. 

Sam Houston, Tex. Lt. Rumbaugh has 
received orders assigning him to Fort 
Bragg, N. C. 


Robert J. Henninger has accept- 
ed a position with the Independ- 
ent Oil Company of Pennsylvania which 
is affiliated with the Socony Oil Com- 
pany. He is presently undergoing a 
six month training program in Altoona, 


Jacquelyn McKeever at the time 
of going to press had won first 
prize on the TV program "Chance of a 
Lifetime", for three successive weeks. 
Each week the prize has been $1000 
and a week's engagement at the Ver- 
sailles Hotel, Fla. 

Bob Dunlap has been studying at the 
Vienna State Academy under a fellow- 
ship with the Austrian Government. He 
is the first American musician to be 
given a full fellowship under this plan. 


Chitose Kei Sasaki, back in Ja- 
pan, has recently written the 
Alumni Office saying she "enjoyed the 
Susquehanna football scores through 
the Japanese papers." She sends her 
greetings to all. 

Charles A. Snyder, Jr., a senior at Lu- 
theran Theological Seminary, Gettys- 
burg, Pa., has accepted a call to be- 
come assistant pastor of Trinity Lu- 
theran Church, Chambersburg, Pa. He 
will assume full duties the first week 
in June, following his graduation and 


Lt. Frank D. Richards, AF, has 

recently been awarded his silver 
observer's wings and Second Lieuten- 
ant's commission. He will receive fur- 
ther advanced specialty training in 
radar bombardment and electronics af- 
ter an operational tour. He is now as- 
signed to Mather Air Force Base, Calif. 


Ivars Avots was graduated from 
the Univ. of Penna. in January. 
He received a master's degree in busi- 
ness administration. 

Kenneth Erdley, Jr. recently completed 
nine weeks of basic training at the 
Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Md. 
He is still at Bainbridge as a medical 

Ruth E. Scott appeared in a recent Du 
Pont publication "The Salesman Story". 
She is currently employed in the Film 
Dept. Sales Service laboratory near 
Wilmington, Del., where she tests cello- 
phane for better supermarket-type food 
cases for keeping meats and vegetables 


Doris Moon has accepted a posi- 
tion in the bacteriology labora- 
tory at the Pennsylvania Hospital in 

Carroll S. Millard has accepted a posi- 
tion with the Bell Telephone Company 
in Reading, Pa. 



March, 1956 


The spring meeting of the Johnstown 
District Alumni Club will be held Ap- 
ril 12, at the White Star Hotel, Jenners. 
Dr. Arthur H. Wilson, Professor of 
English at S. U.. will be the speaker. 

The spring meeting of the North Jer- 
sey District Club was held February 25 
at Friar Tuck Inn, Cedar Grove. The 
speaker for the evening was Mr. Henry 
J. "Whitey" Keil, football coach at S. U. 

The Alumni office has received word 
from Ralph E. Beahm, President of the 
Center-Union Club, saying that plans 
are being made for a meeting to be 
held some time in April. Within a 
short time, notice will go out to mem- 


The annual Spring Banquet and 
Meeting is to be held on April 12, at 
the Colonial Hotel on Continental 
Square, York, Penna. 


Word has been received from Dr. 
Reed Speer, President of the Pittsburgh 
Alumni Club, that a meeting is being 
planned for the early spring. At a later 
time, details will be sent to members. 

The Harrisburg District Alumni Club 
will hold its spring meeting on April 27, 
at the Dutch Pantry, Lemoyne. 

The Altoona District Alumni Club 
will hold its annual spring meeting 
April 24 at the Replogle Party House, 
Roaring Spring, Pa. Dr. Russell W. 
Gilbert will be the speaker. 

The annual Spring Banquet of the 
Philadelphia Club will be held Thurs- 
day, April 26 at St. Paul's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Plumstead and Con- 
gress Avenues in Lansdowne. Dinner 
will be served at 6:30 p. m. preceded 
by the usual half-hour fellowship. 

Crusaders Basketball 

(Continued from Page 4) 
Romano was nominated to the all- 
state team and captured the eye of 
several professional teams. 

The Crusaders started slowly losing 
their opener to Juniata, downing Ur- 
sinus, and then dropping successive 
games to Lycoming, Wilkes and Ly- 
coming again. 

A strong Dickinson team was next on 
the schedule; they were beaten 77-62 
and the PfeifEer-coached team was off 



POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 

Anniversary Class Reunions For Alumni Day 

The various class reunions are the heart of an ALUMNI DAY Program, 
and it is the hope of the Alumni Council that reunion groups will get be- 
hind this year's program with enthusiasm. 

Listed below are the classes, with their representatives, that will have 
an anniversary this year. If you have not heard from your representative, 
will you write and say you are interested in a reunion of your class. 

Anniv. Year Representative 

* 5th 


Dr. Latimer S. Landes, 454 West Market Street, York. Pa. 
The Rev. William E. Swoope, 1406 Oak Street, Lebanon, Pa. 
Dr. Mildred E. Winston. 3060 16th St. N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Theodore E. Ebberts, 608 Pickering St.. Ogdens'ourg, N. Y. 
S. Walter Foulkrod, 12 East Princeton Road. Cynwyd, Pa. 
Horace M. Hutchison. 625 Osborne Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. 
Clyde D. Sechler, 228-07A 69th Avenue. Bayside. L. I., N. Y. 
Dr. Arthur J. Gelnett, 327 High Street. Milton, Pa. 

*At the time of going to press, no definite word of reunion plans had been 

on a five game victory string. Among 
the vanquished teams were Drexel Tech 
and Hartwick College of New York. 

After losing to Juniata and Elizabeth- 
town, the Crusaders knocked off Frank- 
lin & Marshall, Western Maryland and 
Washington College. 

The highlight of the entire season 
was the Philadelphia Textile game on 
March 3. Textile came to Selinsgrove 
sporting a 19-2 record, and their league 
championship. The S. U. cagers played 
a fine game to beat the visitors 64-61. 

The basketball picture is very bright 
for next year. In addition to Romano, 
Coach Ed. Pfeiffer will have returning 
Dwight Huseman 6' 6" rebounder, Ger- 
ry Herbster, ace floorman and play- 
maker. Gene Witiak 6' 3" freshman, 
who made a tremendous difference to 
the team this year, and 3 letter-man 
Dick Purnell. 

The other boys on the squad who did 
not see much action this year are ex- 
pected back, along with two players 
who will join the squad for the first 


A trophy, to be known as the Amos 
Alonzo Stagg Memorial Trophy, has 
recently been purchased by the Men's 
Student Council and will be awarded 
to the intramural team that compiles 
the most points throughout the school 

Competition for this trophy will be 
determined on a point basis. Each 
group or fraternity will have a running 
score throughout the year according to 
its showing in all sports under intra- 
mural league competition and the group 
or fraternity having the accumulated 
highest point total at the conclusion of 
the spring program, shall be awarded 
the trophy. The trophy must be won 
three times in succession in order to be 

The trophy is a beautiful one and 
has been admired by all who have seen 

time and who should give Coach Pfeif- 
fer the all-important depth which was 
lacking this year. 


m mi. m t€m. 


June, 1956 

No. 4 

Susquehanna's new music building, pictured above, will contain besides twenty practice rooms, four 

classrooms, a rehearsal room, ten studios for individualized instruction, a library and 

listening room, a reception room, and an office for the director of the 

music division. Detailed plans are now in process, and 

it is expected construction will be started 

in the fall. 



June, 1956 

Dr. Smith Says '1956 -A Crucial Year"; 
Centennial Program Based on S.U/s Needs 

The 98th session at Susquehanna University closed with Commencement, 
May 26, when 75 seniors were graduated. The day was beautiful, sunny and 
clear and there was a fine spirit of fellowship in evidence. The address by 
Chancellor William P. Tolley on the subject, "Your View cf the Universe," was 
well taken and pointed out that the educated man affirms ccnstantly the pos- 
sibility of "change for the better." 

During these summer months we shall be working to bring about "changes 
for the better" at S.U. 

Cluh News 

These changes are contingent upon 
a successful Centennial Appeal. 
1956 — A Crucial Year — To students, 
faculty, alumni. Church constituency 
and friends of Susquehanna Univer- 
sity, this is a crucial year. For it is 
during this year we have determined 
to match the needs of the college with 
adequate plant and human resources. 
Our answer to these needs will be 
made this fall. 

Program Based en Long Study — Our 

centennial program has been based on 
a thorough study of the institution's 
needs as made by faculty, adminis- 
tration, alumni and trustees. These 
needs are very real. No longer can 
we hold or secure competent personnel 
without strengthening the financial 
roots cf the university by a substan- 
tial addition to the endowment. And 
our library, the intellectual heart of 
the college, must have more space 
both for books and readers. By 1958, 
our 100th anniversary, we have care- 
fully planned the following accomplish- 

(1) An addition to endow- 
ment for stronger sup- 
port of personnel 5250,000 

(2) A New Music 

Building $300,000 

(3) An addition to the 

Library $150,000 


This means a total cf $700,000 is 
needed to achieve our centennial ob- 
jectives. Toward this goal Synod voted 
last year to raise this fall $500,000. 
The college can now guarantee the ad- 
dition of $200,000 over and above the 
Synodical objective of $500,000. 

A Worthy Record of Service — It is 

practically impossible to appraise the 
results flowing from 98 years of Chris- 
tian testimony in the education of more 
than 8000 young men and women who 
have gone into many vocations. The 
(Continued on Page Seven) 

Junior Co-eds 

ALBERT — a son, Glenn David, arrived 
on March 30. The parents are Mr. '55 
and Mrs. (Claire Rosengarten x'56) 
Walter Albert who are residing at 
1614 Ridgeway Road, Havertown, Pa. 

DORWARD— John Stephen, on Feb. 21 
arrived at the home of The Rev. and 
Mrs. (Marian Steigerwalt '49) Craig 
J. Dorward, who live in Kutztown, 
Pa. The Dorwards have a daughter, 
Kristin Anne, who is a cute 2V2. 

GUNDRLM — Daniel Goss appeared on 
the scene March 31, at the home of 
Mr. '48 and Mrs. (Edith Dorothy Eil- 
hardt '48) Eugene H. Gundrum, R. D. 
4, Oak Grove, Library, Pa. Daniel 
is their first child. 

ISAACS — a daughter, Mary Ellen, was 
born on March 24, in St. Luke's Hos- 
pital, Bethlehem, Pa., to Mr. '43 and 
Mrs. (Louise Kresge '45) Lawrence 
M. Isaacs. The Isaacs' residence is 
at 826 Maple Rd., Hellertown, Pa., 
and they have three other children, 
Jane Louise, six; John David, five, 
and Thomas Lawrence, three. 

JEFFERS — Karen Anne and Sharon 
Lee, lovely identical twin girls, ar- 
rived on May 4 at the home of Mr. 
■53 and Mrs. (Helen Elise Von Lynn 
'53) Harvey P. Jeflfers. The Jeffers 
are now residing at 56 South Ave., 
Hilton, N.Y., where "Jeff" is em- 
ployed with the Phoenix Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. as a field representa- 
tive. They have one other child, 
"Kirk," who is now 18 months old. 

JONES — Nancy Bronwyn was born to 
Mr. '52 and Mrs. (Betty Reisch '48) 
Cynddylan M. Jones, 5383 Charles 
St., Philadelphia. Pa., on April 12. 
Nancy is their second child; the 
first, a young man named Billy. 

McLAIN — a daughter, Megan Elizabeth, 

arrived at the McLain home at 111 

W. Walnut Street, Sclin.sgrove, Pa., 

on April 1. The happy parents are 

(Continued on Page Five) 


Members of the Altoona District 
Club held an enthusiastic meeting at 
the Replogle Party House, Roaring 
Spring, April 24. Campus representa- 
tive and guest speaker was Dr. Russell 
W. Gilbert. Ofilcers elected were Rus- 
sell F. Brown '48, President; Dr. Mil- 
lard G. Fisher '50, Vice-President and 
Mrs. Melvin (Mary Weaverling '32) 
Garber, Secretary-Treasurer. April 27, 
1957 has been set as the date for next 
\ear's meeting. 


The Spring meeting of the Center- 
Union Club was held April 26 at the 
Evangelical and Reformed Church. 
Aaronsburg. Guest speaker was Dr. 
William A. Russ, Jr. All officers were 
re-elected. President, Ralph E. Beahm 
'30: Vice-President, Paul D. Reamer '31 
and Secretary-Treasurer Shirley Sho- 
walter Boyer '50. 


The Johnstown District Alumni Club 
held its annual spring banquet at the 
White Star Hotel, Jennerstown, April 
12. There were 42 present. Newly 
elected officers are Michael L. Masto- 
vich '39, President: Ernest F. Walker 
'21, Vice President; Mrs. George R. 
(Grace R. Walter '40) Fries, Secretary, 
and Robert Gabrenya '40, Treasurer. 
Dr. I. Hess Wagner, '98, was named 
to the executive committee. Guest 
speaker for the evening was Dr. Ar- 
thur H. Wilson, head of the English 
Department at the University. Enter- 
tainment was provided by three of Mr. 
Mastovich's students. 


The spring meeting of the Harris- 
burg District Alumni Club was held 
Friday, May 11, at the Dutch Pantry 
in Lemoyne. The following officers 
were elected for the ensuing year: 
President, Marsh C. Bogar '51; Vice 
President, Lester C. Heilman '52; Sec- 
retary - Treasurer, Catherine Byrod 
Whitman '44. 

Entertainment for the evening was 
provided by Miss Marilyn Slyoff, stu- 
dent violinist at S.U., accompanied by 
Miss Janet Rohrbach '46. Harvey A. 
Heintzleman '27. outgoing president, 
after brief remarks, introduced Dr. G. 
Morris Smith who outlined plans for 
Susquehanna's Centennial. 

Present at the meeting was Mr. Ray- 
mond P. Garman of the York District 
(Continued on Page Three) 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

June, 1956 




(Continued from Page Two) 
Club, who explained York's student 
scholarship program. 

Dr. John I. Woodruff was also pres- 
ent and read some of his poetry to the 
enjoyment of those present. Special 
tribute was paid to Jerry D. Bogar, Jr , 
because of his birthday. 

During the meeting, members dis- 
cussed the possibility of the York and 
Harrisburg District Clubs jointly rent- 
ing for an evening, the Allenberry 
Playhouse, Boiling Springs, in order 
to raise funds. 


The Lehigh-Valley District Alumni 
Club is planning a July picnic accord- 
ing to word received from the Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Erma Stahl Everitt '23. 

Election of Newton Kerstetter '13, 
Sunbury, as president, merging of the 
Sunbury and Selinsgrove Clubs, and 
an address by Dean Gait, featured the 
April 24th meeting of the Sunbury 
Area Alumni which was held this year 
in the Hotel Neff, Sunbury. Re-elected 
to the office of secretary was Miss B. 
Mary Shipe '42. Speaking briefly was 
Raymond P. Garman '30, who described 
the scholarship program of the York 
Alumni Club and stated that he and his 
brother would contribute fifty dollars 
yearly in memory of their brother Al- 
ton, if a scholarship program for the 
Club were planned. Harold Benion '39 
and Jane Schnure '39 were asked to 
make a study of a possible scholarship 

Fred Billman '36 introduced mem- 
bers of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity 
quartet who entertained with several 
numbers. 'With the merging of the two 
clubs, the new name decided upon was 
the Susquehanna-'Valley District Alum- 
ni Club of Susquehanna University. 

The York District Alumni Club held 
its spring meeting on April 12 at the 
Colonial Hotel in York. Approximately 
fifty members were present. Dr. G. 
Morris Smith was the principal 
speaker. Elected as president was H. 
■Vernon Ferster '36. 


Philadelphia Club members, on April 
26, met at St. Paul's Evangelical Luth- 
eran Church, Lansdowne, and elected 
Kenneth A. Lenker '52 as president for 
the ensuing year. Highlight of the 
meeting was the awarding of the "S" 
in Life Award to Clyde R. Spitzner, for 
many years active in the Philadelphia 
Club and for the past three years. Pres- 
ident of the General Alumni Associ- 
ation. Guest speaker from the campus 
was Coach •■'Whitey" Keil '39. 

June Commencement Pays Honor to 
25 -year Faculty and Church 


Eleven Faculty members, active and emeriti, receive frcm Dr. John F. 
Harkins, Pres. of the Bd. of Directors, awards of honor fcr distinguished service 
to the University. This was a feature of this year's Commencament program. 

L. to R. are: Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh, Dr. Arthur H. 'Wilson, Dr. George 
E. Fisher, Prof. E. M. Brungart, Dr. Harkins, Dr. Smith, Miss Mary Pctteiger, 
Dr. George F. Dunkelberger, Dr. John 1. 'Woodruff, Dr. Russell 'W. Gilbert and 
Dr. John J. Houtz. Not present was Dr. A. 'W. Ahl. 

Three Pastors receive the Honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity — the 
Rev. Paul W. DeLauter of Mifflintown, the Rev. Thomas Atkinson '23, Chaplain 
of the State Penitentiary at Graterford, and the Rev. Herbert H. Schmidt '31, 
Librarian at the Gettysburg Theol. Sem. Center (next to Pres. Smith) is Dr. 
Wm. P. Tolley, Chancellor of Syracuse Uni\'. and Commencement speaker. 



June, 1956 


With the father-son combination of 
Jerry D. Bogar, Jr., and Guy M. Bogar 
receiving Susquehanna's first outstand- 
ing achievement award, and Dr. Arthur 
H. Wilson receiving a 25-year Faculty 
cup. Alumni of Susquehanna held one 
of their most enthusiastic Alumni Day 
Programs on May 5. 

Re-elected to the office of President, 
Clyde R. Spitzner "37 of Phila., will 
serve his third term. Other officers 
elected were: Dr. John I. Woodruff, 
Hon. Pres.; Raymond P. Garman. 1st 
Vice-Pres.; Mary Farlling, 2nd Vice- 
Pres.; Janet Rohrbach, Recording 
Sec'y.: W. David Gross, Treas.; Edwin 
M. Brungart, Stat.; Dr. Glenn Musser 
and Benjamin Moyer, members-at- 

President Spitzner. presiding at the 
afternoon General Assembly, intro- 
duced Dr. G. M. Smith who outlined 
plans for the Centennial Appeal. There 
was an enthusiastic response to Dr. 
Smith's talk, and alumni in attendance 
pledged themselves to the full support 
of the Centennial program. 

. . . Scenes Frc 


Picture Identiflcation: 

( 1 ) Clyde Spitzner addresses afternoon 
assembly of Alumni. Seated on 
platform are Dr. John F. Harkins, 
Pres. of Bd. of Directors, and Pres. 
G. Morris Smith. 

(2) Reunion of Class of 1941. 

(3) Class of 1921 gets together. 

(4) Pres. Spitzner, at the annual eve- 
ning banquet, presents 25-year 
Faculty Cup to Dr. Arthur H. Wil- 

(5) W. Alfred Streamer, Chairman of 
the Alumni Achievement Award 
Com., presents Susquehanna's first 
outstanding Achievement Award 
to the father-son combination of 
Jerry D. Bogar, Jr., and Guy M. 
Bogar. Looking on are Alumni 
Pres. Clyde Spitzner and S.U. Pres. 
G. Morris Smith. 

(6) Members and families of Class of 
1926 enjoy lunch in Seibert Hall. 

(7) Class of 1916 celebrates its 40th 

(8) Class of 1946 meets. 

(9) Class of 1931 gets together for 25th 

(lO)Largest class reunion was that of 

June, 1956 



lumni Day 


(Continued from Page Two) 

Mr. '58 and Mrs. (Nanc.y W. Rich- 
ards '55) John D. McLain. 

MANNING— A son, Robert William, 
arrived on April 15. Robert's par- 
ents are Mr. '50 and Mrs. (Jeanne 
Kahler '50) Everett Manning, 180 N. 
17th St., East Orange, N.J. 

MILLER — Deborah Jean arrived on the 
scene on August 12, 1955, according 
to a note just received from her par- 
ents, The Rev. and Mrs. (Jean A. 
Rothermel '50) Gerald Miller. The 
Millers reside in Reedsville where 
The Rev. Mr. Miller is pastor of the 
Reedsville Lutheran Church. 

KEENER— Seth Elverson, III, became 
a welcome addition to the family 
of Mr. '56 and Mrs. (Jeanne M. 
Krogh x'56) Seth E. Keener, Jr., on 
April 9. The Keeners live at 1539 
Lingelstown Rd., Harrisburg, Pa. 

LAWRENCE — a daughter, Mary Alice, 
wa? born to Mr. and Mrs. (Alice 
Dietrich '40) J. William Lawrence, of 
344 Arlington St., Tamaqua, Pa. The 
Bundle of Joy arrived on November 
10, 1955. 

MYERS — Beth Ann arrived at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Bar- 
ton '46) Leon C. Myers, Jr., on De- 
cember 6. 1955. Beth Ann is the 
fourth child. Others are Keith, Jay 
and Karen. The Myers reside in 
Hughesville, Pa. 

NEWMAN — Jane Elizabeth was born 
on May 8 to Mr. and Mrs. (Grace 
Jane McKeever '51) William R. New- 
man. The Newmans reside in Fair- 
field, Pa. 

STEHLIN — a daughter, Muriel Ger- 
maine, was born on May 15 to Mr. 
and Mrs. (Shirley Finkbeiner '39) 
Roger R. Stehlin. The Stehlins live 
at 26 Vernon Ave., Rockville Center, 

WHEELER — a son, James Lawrence, 
was the third child to arrive at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. (Arlene Kreps 
■48) James R. Wheeler, of 219 Sixth 
Avenue, Burnham, Pa. James ar- 
rived on March 2. The two other 
children are girls; Beverly, three, and 
Sharon, one. 

WISSINGER — Donna Ruth joined the 
Wissinger family on April 7. The 
parents are Mr. '50 and Mrs. (Flora 
Barnhart '51) Donald Wissinger, of 
1968 W. Philadelphia St., York, Pa. 
Another child, Scott, was born on 
the same date two years previously, 

ZLOCK— Charles Gilbert was born to 
Mr. '49 and Mrs. (N. Frances Lybar- 
ger '49) Evan P. Zlock on December 
24, 1955. The Zlocks live at 17 
Smoketree Road, Levittown, Pa. 



June, 1956 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 

ffi(\ The Rev. Dr. Ira S. Sassaman, 
yj/ Pastor of St. Matthew's Luth- 
eran Church, Williamsport, retired 
from the ministry, July 1, 1956. He 
had completed 48 years in the ministry. 
Dr. Sassaman plans to move to Selins- 
grove and hopes to do some supply 

ft\f\ Or. Russell F. Auman on April 
^\j 23 was installed as full profes- 
sor of practical theology at Hamma 
Divinity School, Wittenberg College, 
Springfield, Ohio. He had served at 
Hamma for three years as associate 


Mildred E. Winston, staff mem- 
ber of the Board of Educ. of 
the U.L.C.A. since 1928, received an 
honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters from Gettysburg College at its 
124th commencement, June 3. 

>rtA The Rev. Paul R. Hoover, Pas- 
^J/ tor of Grace Lutheran Church, 
Rochester, N.Y., received praise for an 
article published recently in "Select- 
ive Service," publication of the Na- 
tional Selective Service System. The 
title of his article was "Tomorrow Is 
Already Here For America's Youth." 


Arthur A. Gelnett has been 
elected to membership in the 
American Institute of Accountants. He 
resides at W. College Ave.. Salisbury, 


Daniel F. Graham, former Su- 
perintendent of The Training 
School, Vineland, N.J., is now Execu- 
tive Director of The Magnolia School 
for retarded and slow learners, New 
Orleans, La. He assumed his new 
duties May 1. 


Jean B. Beamenderfer left on 
June 23 for the Island of Aruba, 
of the Netherlands 'West Indies, where 
she will spend eight weeks teaching 
commercial subjects for the Standard 
Oil Company. This Standard Oil train- 
ing program was originated by an S.U. 
graduate, Dr. E. Dorothea Meyer '33. 

> Jrt Sanford P. Blough, Revenue Ac- 
*J^ counting Manager of Bell Tele- 
phone, Philadelphia, has been appoint- 
ed Disbursement Accounting Manager 
of the Eastern Area for Pa. He has 
been with the company since 1946. 

>J/» Blair 
40 mathi 

Blair L. Heaton, teacher of 
lematics at Selinsgrove 
High School, has won a fellowship 
awarded by the National Science Foun- 
dation for study at Pa. State University 
for the current summer session. 


Pictured above are members of Bond & Key. as the oldest fraternity on the 
the Susquehanna campus became affiliated with Lambda Chi Alpha, the largest 
fraternity in the U. S. Formal ceremonies were held in Trinity Lutheran 
Church on Saturday, April 28, when 84 Alumni and active members were 
accepted into the new fraternity. 

> J Q William S. Clark, former edi- 
tjQ tor and publisher of the "Lehigh 
Valley Review," is now editor of "Your 
Church Magazine." with offices in Jen- 
kintovvn. Pa. Harold R. Kramer, a for- 
mer teacher in the Junior High School, 
AUentown, is now employed in the 
Mining Department at Bethlehem Steel. 


Miss Erma Bonawitz has accept- 
ed a position as Executive Di- 
rector cf the new Children's Bureau of 
Lancaster Co. For the past year she 
has been working as a Child Welfar>j 
Worker for the Florida State Dept. of 
Public Welfare in Key West. Robert 
Dornsife and wife (Margaret Willi- 
ams), formerly of East Stroudsburg, 
have moved to Harrisburg, where Rob- 
ert is employed by the Farm Bureau 
Insurance Co. Evan P. Zlock is now 
working for I-T-E Circuit Breaker Co., 
Erie Av'enue, Philadelphia, as an As- 
sistant Plant Superintendent. 

Edward Pfeiffer, S.U.'s basket- 
ball coach, recently purchased 
the John E. Colt & Son, Insurance 
Agency, Northumberland. It will now 
be known as the Pfeiffer Insurance 
Agency. Before entering business for 
himself. Coach Pfeiffer was employed 
by the Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company. He was recently elected sec- 
retary of the Northumberland Chamber 
of Commerce. 

(Continued on Page Eight) 



JANE WEHR '53 was married to WIL- 
LIAM SCOTT '53 on April 4, in the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Mid- 
dleburg. Pa. The Rev. James G. 
Shannon performed the double ring 
ceremony. Mr. Scott is currently a 
field representative for General 
Motors Acceptance Corp., in Cam- 
bridge, Md., where they are now re- 

NANCY LEE LEPLEY '54 became the 
bride of Joseph A. Eyer in the Zion 
Lutheran Church, Kratzerville, Pa., 
in early April. The Rev. Harry F. 
Sheaf '19, minister of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Northumberland, 
and The Rev. Vernon Yeich, pastor 
of the Zion Lutheran Church, admin- 
istered the double ring ceremony. 
The couple plan to reside in Hum- 
mels Wharf. 

BEATRICE M. MORROW 53 was mar- 
ried to Earl A. Myers on March 10, 
in the Grace Lutheran Church, State 
College, Pa. The couple is now re- 
siding in Derby, Col., until fall when 
they expect to return to Pa. 

T.'WAGE, both '54, were united in 
(Continued on Page Eight) 

June, 1956 




Listed below are those who contributed up to June 1: 

1S86 Dr. George R. Ulrich 

1888 Dr. George E. Fisher 

Dr. John I. Woodruff 

1898 Frank A. Eyer 

1899 L. C. Hassinper 

1900 Edwin M. Brungart 

1901 S. Wai-d Graniley 

1902 Charles I. Boyer 

1906 John C. Harpster 

1907 Marv Grace Jacobs Russell 
The Rev. Cha^. M. Teufel 

1908 Mary E. App 

Dr. Geo. F. Dunkelburger 
Bertha Hough Federlin 
M. Kathryn Moser 

1909 A. C. Curran 
Grace A. Geiselman 

The Rev. Mervyn J. Ross 
J. Bannen Swope 

1910 The Rev. Arthur C. Harris 
Paul H. Hartman 
George B. Manhart 

The Rev. Clyde W. Shaeffer 

1911 Claude G. Aikens 
Miles R. Derk 

1912 The Rev. Paul H. Stahl 

1913 Maria Geiselman Gabrielson 
Newton Kei-stetter 

The Rev. John B. Kniseley 
Mar>' Gravbill Kniselev 
The Rev. R. L. Luboid 
Sara B. Manhart 
Rine G. Winey 

1914 Dr. Frank P. Boyer 
Mary Ressler Dale 
Euphemia Brown Kerns 
The Rev. Harry W. Miller 
Marv Mowrev Zak 

1915 John S. Bangson 
Rebekah Rynearson Brown 
The Rev. Walter E. Brown 
N. A. Danow?ky 

Dr. J. Frank Faust 
The Rev. John F. Harkins 
Mabel Bauder Martin 
Aberdeen Phillips 

1916 Cloyd E. Bottiger 
Mary Kathryn Wagner 

The Rev. J. Paul Harman 
The Rev. William E. Swope 

1917 Phoebe Herman 

Dr. Park W. Huntington 
Marian Moyer Potteiger 
Herbert S. Rauseh 

1918 Helen Holshue Frazier 
Lulu Fetterolf Harman 
Miriam Grossman Lundahl 
Katheiine V. Persing 

S. Irwin Roush 
Frank A. Staib 

1919 Dr. Willard D. Allbeck 
Helen Salem Wescoat 

1920 Arch A. Aucker 

Dr. Russell F. Auman 

Ammon K. Bateman 

Evelyn Allison Boeder 

Esther Cressman 

Dr. Calvin V. Erdley 

Harold Y. Fisher 

Dr. Joseph L. Hackenberg 

The Rev. G. Blair Harman 

The Rev. William A. Janson 

John S. Rote 

Susan Rearick Shannon 

1921 Dr. O. H. Aurand 
Phillip L. Hilbish 
Marie Romig Huntington 
Dr. M. P. Moller. Jr. 
Ruth La Rue Thompson 
Dr. Mildred E. Winston 

1923 Mary Beck Grant 
C. S. Jarrett 
Russell P. Knoebel 
Alice Rearick 
Beatrice Rettinger 
Thomas J. Weible 

The Rev. Thomas Atkinson 

1924 MiHam Huvett Alexander 
William H. Blough and 

Margaret Widlund Blough 
Alvin W. Carpenter 
W. John Derr 
Glenn Fisher 

The Rev. L Wilson Kepner 
and Lottie Brosius Kepner 
Alma V. McCoIlough 
Dr. Joseph C. McLain and 

Mabel Irene M u m m a 

Rachel Brubaker Whited 

1925 Dr. Norman R. Benner 
Roger M. Blough 
Dorothv Clarke Creager 
The Rev. Marlin M. Enders 
Dr. Harland D. Fague 
Marlin E. Grubb 

Paul W. Hettes 

Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh 

Christie E. Zimmerman 

1926 Lee E. Boyer 
Percy B. Davis 

Dr. Barbara E. DeRemer 
Theodore E. Ebberts 
Sara Hassinger Fague 
Hayes C. Gordon 
Helen Ulrich Hoffman 
Gertrude McKee Kaup 
Margaret E. Keiser 
Martha Larson Ma it in 
Anna M. Norwat 
Austin C. Roche 
Lucy Herr Smith 
Robert N. Troutman 

1927 Mary E. Bowersox 
Ruth J. Brubaker 
Emily E. Craig 
Elsie Nace Enders 
Ruth M. Evans 
Delsey Morris Gross 
Harvey A. Heintzelman 
Miles S. McLain 

M. Thelma Taylor 

1928 John M. Auten 
Margaret H. Buyers 
Dr. Harold E. Ditzler 
Mary E. Farlling 
Mai-shall H. Fausold 
Laura L. Gemberling 
Edward B. Herr 
Elizabeth Hauser Kinsel 
Dr. Charles M. Shaffer 
Laentena McCahan Shelley 
Mary Wentzel Updegrove 

1929 Kathryn V. Bastian 
Robert W. Crouse and 

Mary Coons Crouse 
Nancy Lecrome Fay 
Gertrude Fisher Jones 
The Rev. Franz A. Lundahl 
The Rev. Russell T. Shilling 
Clarence F. Updegrove 

1930 Paul M. Bishop 
Edward T. Bollinger 
Raymond P. Garman 
Miller R. Gerhardt 
Mary E. Greninger 
Oren S. Kaltriter 
Florence Lauver 
Myer R. Musser 
Ruth Goff Nicodemus 
The Rev. John S. Rhine 
Dr. Luke H. Rhoads 
Simon B. Rhoads 
James M. Scharf 
Mildred Arbogast Speer 

1931 H. Vernon Blough 
Irene Brouse Dickey 
Dr. Lawrence Fisher 
Frank C. Gill 

Paul M. Haines 
Helen Culp Hort 
Ronald E. Kehler 
Mary E. Lauver 
Dr. Bryce E. Nicodemus 
Ruth Maurey Quinter 
The Rev. Herbert H. 

Martha Davis Thomas 
Ethlynne Miller Weaver 

1932 Mildred H. Bolich 
Thelma E. Crebs 
Margaret E. Fink 
Lewis R. Fox 

The Rev. Herbert G. 

The Rev. John F. Kinds- 

Dr. Andrew V. Kozak 
Grace Minnig Schell 
Dr. Reed Speer 

1933 Grace Bovle 
Fred L. Carl 
Laird S. Gemberling 
Gertrude C. Lansetdel 
J. Donald Steele 
Amelia Krapf Williams 
Bruce Worthington and 

Marian Walbom Worth- 

(Continued en Page eight) 

1934 Ruth E. Bergstresser 

The Rev. Edwin M. Clapper 
Edith Frankenfield Ciamer 
The Rev. Earnest W. Huston 
Edgar D. Hutchison and 
Aberdeen Phillips 

Isabella Horn Klick 
Kathryn Jarrett Rhoades 
Virginia Andrews Rhoades 
Sara Ulrich Tollinger 
Daniel T. McKelvey 

1935 Dorothv C. East«p 
S. Hilda Mickey 
Frances Hubler Nuernburg 
Erie I. Shobert II 

1936 Stephen A'zary 
Clarence W. F^arley 
Katherine Weber Finkbiner 
James A. Grossman 

The Rev. Jerome V. Guss 
Horace M. Hutchison 
Alice Smith Loope 
Marcella Chaya Turnbach 
William E. VanHorn 

1937 Andrew Fredericks 
Mary Scott Gumpher 
Elsie Myers 

Frances Smith Novinger 

B. Henry Shafer 

The Rev. Raymond Shaheen 

Clyde Spitzner 

Dorothv Savidge Troutman 

Walter S. Van Poyck 

1938 Dr. Robert A. Boyer 
Ethel Ramer Coulter 
Helen Hisdorf Dauberman 
Mary Heim Davev 
Elizabeth B. Fry 

Rav W. Kline 

The Rev. Karl E. Kniseley 

1939 Howard B. Baldwin and 

Verna Gayman Baldwin 
Robert M. Bastress 
W. Frank Laudenslayer 
Michael L. Mastovich 
Jane Schnure 
Louise E. West 

1940 Elizabeth J. Barnhart 
Andrew A. Clark, Jr. 
Robert A. Gabrenya 
John G. Gensel 

J. Leon Haines 
Horace A. Kauffman 
Kenneth R. Kinney and 

Naomi Bingaman Kinney 
Dr. Paul M. Orso 
Earner S. Swartz 

1941 Dorothy E. Artz 

Jane Hutchison Kaempfer 
Margaret Dunkle Kniseley 
Edward F. Korper 
Dr. Glenn L. Musser 
Douglas A. Portzline 
Hilda M. Ritter 
Paul C. Shatto. Jr. 
Harry B. Thatcher 

1942 John F. Adams 
Mildred Bittner 
Janet Shockey Einstein 
Melvin E. Haas 
Edward S. Rogers, Jr., and 

Blanche Fornev Rogei"S 
B. Marv Shipe 
Phillip R. Templin 
Ruth Schwenk Wahl 
Ralph E. Wolfgang 

1943 Dorothy Williamson Adams 
Lawrence M. Isaacs 

1944 Katharine Heldt Aucker 
Jean H. Renfer 

Ada Jayne Romig 
Catherine Byrod Whitman 

1945 N. Louise Kresge Isaacs 
The Rev. Herman G. 

Steumpfle. Jr. 

1946 James R. Clark 
Jean Strausser Green 
Charlotte Smith Harrison 
Marie Klick Hodick 

Dr. Roswell J. Johns 

1947 Frank Corcoran 
Virginia Hallock Damiencki 
Mary Lizzio Govekar 
Jean L. Huver 

Gayle Clark Johns 
Richard D. MoglJa 
Alan Parcells 
Loui-^e H. Schlick 
Elise Thompson Wohlsen 


(Continued from Page Two) 

full harvest can never be known, for 
the harvest belongs to the great im- 
ponderables of life. We do know, how- 
ever, that Susquehanna University has 
written useful chapters in the field 
of overseas mission, of home missions, 
of ministers prepared for the home land 
churches, of deaconesses and parish 
workers. "When schools prosper," 
writes Luther, "the Church remains 
righteous and her doctrine pure. For 
the sake of the Church we must have 
and maintain Christian schools." 

A Power Plant for Christian Laymen — 

Martin Luther believed strongly in 
Christian education for lay people as 
well as for the clergy, and for women 
as well as men. Susquehanna has made 
notable contributions to the ranks of 
Christian laymen and laywomen in the 
field of business, of countless teachers 
supplied to our public schools, of prin- 
cipals and superintendents in the ad- 
ministrative aspect of education, of 
men and women for medical science, 
the law, and for social welfare and 
nursing, and public servants. "The 
right instruction of youth," wrote Lu- 
ther, "is a matter in which Christ and 
all the world are concerned." 

Prayer and Work Needed — We shall 
need the help of all our alumni this 
fall in the interest of furthering Chris- 
tian Education at Susquehanna Uni- 
versity. And we have the confidence 
to believe that it will be forthcoming. 
In the meantime, we earnestly solicit 
the prayers of all that we may be 
guided in accord with His will to the 
end that His will may be done. 

G. MORRIS SMITH, President 
June 5, 1956 


CHARLES A. GOSS '99, resident of 
Mifflinburg, Pa., and retired educator, 
died April 16 at the Milton Conva- 
lescent Home where he had been a 
guest for the past year. Before re- 
tirement he was principal of the Irv- 
ington, N.J., high school. 

died suddenly at his home in Retsof, 
N.Y., in early May. Mr. Schrack was 
a native of Booneville, Pa., and 
teacher for many years in Piffard 
High School, N.Y. For the past 
twent.v years he had been connected 
with the York Central School. Ret- 
sof, N.Y., first as science instructor, 
and later as Vice-Principal and 
Guidance Counselor. 



June, 1956 

Susquehannans On Parade 

(Continued from Page Six) 

'52 S 

Gene Fenstermacher was re- 
cently appointed credit manager 
for the Sherwin-Williams Company, 
Sunbury, Pa. He was formerly em- 
ployed by the Westinghouse Electric 
Corporation at the Sunbury and Me- 
tuchen, N.J., plants. C. Dale Gateman 
on June 5, received his Master's Degree 
in Elementary Administration at Co- 
lumbia University. During the past 
semester, he has been teaching in the 
Pompton Plains schools, N.J. 

'CO ^^^ ^*^" Charles A. Snyder, Jr., 
J) J was gi-aduated from the Luther- 
an Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, 
on May 18. On June 3 he was installed 
as assistant pastor at Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Chambersburg. Mrs. Earl A. 
Myers (Beatrice M. Morrow) received 
her Master of Arts degree in education 
from New York University in Febru- 

>f- J Richard N. Youns has accepted 
Jj^ a teaching and coaching posi- 
tion in the Morristown High School. 
Morristown, N.J. For the past two 
years he has been a teacher of biology 
and coach in Selinsgrove High School. 
Kay G. Campbell has accepted a posi- 
tion in the Scotch Plains Township 
School, Scotch Plains, N.J. Jack May- 
nard Schreffler in June received a 
degree of Doctor of Surgical Chiropody 
at Temple University. He had the 
distinction of winning the faculty 
award as the outstanding senior stu- 
dent. He will return to Temple this 
fall to complete his internship for one 


101 N, Market St., 
Selinsgrove, Pa. 

POSTMASTER— Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 


The experience of the Alumni Office 
has been that frequently members u' 
Reunion classes regret they had no; 
started earlier to plan for their Re- 

Each year on Alumni Day an effort is 
made to have on campus as many re- 
unions as possible. In the past few 
jears excellent facilities have been 
available in Seibert Hall for Reunion 

Alumni president, Clyde Spitzner, is 
making a special effort to have enthusi- 
astic reunions of all anniversary classes 
in 1957. Classes scheduled for Reun- 
ions this year are: 1902, 1907. 1912, 
1917, 1922, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947 
and 1952. 

The presidents of the above classes, 
at a very early date, should get in 
touch with the Alumni Office for class 
listings. The office will assist in any 
way possible in promoting class re- 

Saturday, October 27 

Meet The Bride And Bridegroom 

(Continued from Page Six) 

marriage on March 31 at the Bryn 
Mawr Park Presbyterian Church, 
Yonkers, N.Y. Bob is in his Sopho- 
more year at Temple Medical School. 


BELL '55 were married on June 2 in 
the First Lutheran Church, Selins- 
grove, Pa. The double ring ceremony 
was performed by The Rev. Richard 
L. Krapf, brother of the bride, and 
The Rev. E. O. Steigerwalt, pastor 
of First Lutheran Church, Selins- 
grove. Wally Gordon '54 was the 
soloist. Bruce is employed by the 
New York Life Insurance Co. Deb- 
bie and Bruce will make their home 
in Carlisle, Pa. 

1948 Russell F. Brown 

Hari-y W. Butts, Jr. 
H. Lcc Hebel 
The Rev. Charles L. Lady 
and Eleandr Steele Lady 
Allan B. Packman 
Rc.berta Gaetz Palmer 
John 1). Wiley 
P.iihert F. Wohlsen 
William P. Yancho 

l>i4;i Juanita Keller Hartle 
Edith Wcener Hebel 
Mary Getsinger Homan 
Sister Mary Jane Jessen 
Jean Younj? Kaufman 
Charles A. Morris 
Palmer W. Otto 
Columbus Raup and 

Ella Fethcrolf Raup 
James B. Reilly 
Charles H. Rohmann 
Helen Smith Sanders 
Dr. Nevin C. T. Shaffer 
Irnm R. Strawbridge 
Richard L. Wilson 
Evan P. ZIock 


(Continued from Page Seven) 

1950 Robert L. Bloch 

Lillian Hoover Bloomquist 
Cecelia Auman Ciccotello 
Charles H. Grund 
Dr. Joseph A. Ladika 
Abraham B. Portzline 
Janet Wolf Statler 

1051 Hazel Brobst Brown 

Marjorie Alexander Harbst 
Marilyn Beers Reilly 
.lane Ilollinger Schroedter 

19.52 Rowie Durden 
James Hazlett 
Patricia F. Heathcote 
Faye R. Lewis 
l.ynne L. Lightfoot 
John H. Momrow, Jr. 
Ruth Roslander 
Jacob M. Spangler, Jr. 
G. Allen Vollmers 

195:1 Marvel 1. Cowling 
Christine Harman 
Harvey P. JefTers and 

Helen Von Lynn Jeffers 
Madaline M. Lease 
Robert J. MacNamara 
.\rthur W. Roush 


Number of Contributors and 
Total Contributions by Classes 

The Rev. Ralph C. Robinson 
Dr. George H. I^erkheimer 
Dr. Nona M. Diehl 
Helen Haas 

Honorary and Friends 
Dr. Charles Loesf 
Dr. William D. Lewis 
Dr. Percy M. LinebauKh 
Dr. J. Parson Schacffer 

1954 Hvnry R. Albright 
Necl M. Arbogast 
Wallace Gordon 
Marilyn J. Huyctt 
Orville H. Lauver and 

Jean Howe Lauver 
Ruth E. Osborn 
Rita Jane Treese 

1955 Walter C. Albert 
John E. Barrett. Ill 
Richard K. Boyd 
Margaret R. Gordon 
Donald S. Haag 
Nancy L. Kline 
Eugene F. Kolva 
Richard K. McCarty 
Edgar W. Ocstreich 
Richard W. Owens 
Frank G. Smith 
H. Lee Walker 
Charles W. Ziegenfuss 
Nancy Hermann Snook 

Amos Alonzo Stagg. Sr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur C. Wolf 
The Rev. Paul L. Yount 











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Vol. XXIV 

September, 1956 


The Grand Rally of the Centra! Pennsylvania Synod of the United Lutheran Church, called by President 
Dwight F. Putnam, for September 17, 1956, Zion Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa., as 
they listened to both clergy and laymen tell of the Susquehanna University Cen- 
tennial Appeal for $500,000 — through the 625 Congregations of Synod. 
It was an impressive gathering of churchmen in a truly 
great endeavor. 



September, 1956 


Officers of the Association 

DR. JOHN I. WOODRUFF '88. 305 Wainut St.. SflinsKimi-. Pa 
CLYDE R. SPITZNER '3-. 201 Morlyn Ave., Bryn .Mawr. Pn. 
R.^YMOND r,.\RMAN '30. 802 Carl St.. York. Pa. 
MARY FARLLING '2H. 411 N. Franklin St.. Red Lion. Pa. 
JANET ROHRBACH .16. 1021 Fcnn St.. Sunbury. Pa. 
W. DAVID GROSS '47. 524 N. Eighth St.. Selinscrovc. Pa. 
EDWIN M. BRUNGART '00. 400 Walnut St.. SclinsBrove. Fa. 
DR. GLENN MUSSER '41. 132 E. Prospect Ave.. State ColleBe, 
BENJAMIN T. MOYER '28, 1119 Market St.. Sunbury. Pa. 


Honorary Frenident 

r resident 

First Vic€-Fresident 

Second Vice-l'resident 






Alumni Representative on University Board of Trustees 

DR. JOSEPH I.. HACKENHERG 20. 2l)i; N. Fifth St.. Knimaus. Pa. 

District Club Organizations 


RUSSELL BROWN '48. 800 New St.. Roaring SprinK. Pa. 
DR. MILLARD FISHER 'SO. HollidaysburB State Hospital, Pa. 

600 Oakmont PI.. Roaring Spring. Pa. 



1132 Esperanza St.. San Bernandino, Cal. 


RALPH BEAM '30. Aaronsburg, Pa. 
PAUL REAMER '31. Glen Iron, Pa. 
MRS. SPENCER BOVER 'SO. Market St.. MitHinburg. Pa. 

MARSH ISOGAR '.'il. 21'.ii; Greene 


St.. Harrisburg. Pa. 
ter St.. Harrisburg. Pa. 
335 Pine St.. Steelton, Pa. 

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KARL YOUNG '41, 218 W. Fifth St.. Hazleton, Pa. 
JOHN SENKO '31. 32 W. 11th St., Hazleton, Pa. 
LOUISE WEST 'SO, 53 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, Pa. 


MICHAEL L. MASTOVICH '39. 338 Lee Place. Johnstown. Pa. 
ERNEST F. WALKER '31. 1700 Sunshine Ave.. Johnstown. Pa. 
MRS. GEORGE R. WALTER '40. 216 Dupont St., Johnstown. Pa. 
ROBERT A. GABKENYA 40. 84 Asborne St., Johnstown, Pa. 


MRS. E. B. EVERITT '23, 2445 Allen St., Allentown. Pa. 
HAROLD KRAMER '48. 1154 E. Cedar St.. Allentown, Pa. 
MRS. MARGARET MAGUIRE '33. Lanark Star Ut., Allentown. Pa. 


HARRY THATCHER '41. 612 S. Grand St.. Lewistown. Pa. 
THEODORE CAMERON '28, R. D. 2. Millerstown, Pa. 
MRS. ALOYSIUS DERR '49. Maple Grove Rd.. Belleville. Pa. 
MRS. GARVER McNITT '41. Reedsville. Pa. 

H0W.4RD J. WERTZ '30 


1435 Market St.. Ashland. Pa. 

602 Cameron St.. Shamokin, Pa. 


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HERBERT HAINS '51. 232 E. Ciilar St., Livingston, N. J. 
JAKE SPANGLER '52. 10 Wetmore Ave.. Morristown. N. J. 

26 Chestnut Dr., Packanack Lake. N. J. 


KENNETH LENKER '52. S27D S. Morris Ave.. Crum Lynne. Pa. 
WILLIAM PRITCHARD '52. Dutton Mill Rd.. R. D. 2. Malvern. Pa. 
FRANKLIN FERTIG '47, 217 Madison Ave., IVwi'ect Park, Pa. 


DR. REED SPEER '32. 29 Grandview Ave.. Crafton. Pa. 
FRANK C. KNORR '21, Woodland Dr., Coraopolis, Pa. 
ROBERT HOSTETTER '30, 208 Grove Ave., Pittshiirgh. Pa. 


NEWTON KERSTETTER '13. 104 Fairmount Ave., Sunbury, Pa. 
B. MARY SHIPK 42. 1044 Masser St., Sunbury, Pa. 


GEORGE F. DAVIS '32, 3423 Oliver St.. Washinirton 15, D. C. 
HOWARD LUKEHART '31, 1135 Wak. li. Iil Dr., Al.-Nandria, Va. 


MRS. B. L. HODGDON •38, R. D. 1. Mountain Top. Pa. 
LOUISE SCHLICK '47. W. Dorrance St.. Kingston. Pa. 
MRS. LAWRENCE RODS '43, 72 Pettebone St.. Forty Fort. Pa. 


PRESTON H. SMITH '38, 917 Market St., Williamsport, Pa. 
MRS. GLEN RUSSELL '36. 812 Liiuoln Ave.. Williamsport, Pa. 

H. VERNON FERSTER '36, 232 Clearview Ril.. Hanover, Pa, 
ANNA E. OLINGER '35. 222 W, Chestnut St., Hanover, Pa, 
PATRICIA F. HEATHCOIE '.52. 220 E. Colli-ge Pla.e, York. Pa. 

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Susquehanna opened its 99th academic 
year on Wednesday, September 19 when 
approximately 180 new students ar- 
rived on campus for an orientation 
program which continued to the end of 
the week. 

With increasingly large freshman 
classes during the past few years, the 
number of upper-classmen this year 
has been at such a point that the size 
of the freshman class had to be re- 
stricted. Dormitory space was com- 
pletely filled early in the summer and 
permission was given to freshman men 
to room in town, with the privilege of 
having their meals in the college dining 

The total student body, according to 
an early unofficial report from the ad- 
missions office, was 500. 

As in former years, freshmen had an 
opportunity before registration to get 
acquainted, to meet their advisors and 
to see something of Selinsgrove and the 
surrounding area. In a round of parties 
and dinners, they were welcomed by 
President and Mrs. Smith, representa- 
tives of the student council, orientation 
committees and representatives of the 
Student Christian Association. Excite- 
ment was high, and the most common 
statement was "I love it!" 

Dr. and Mrs. Smith welcomed back 
the faculty at a dinner held on Tuesday, 
September 18 at the Hotel Edison, Sun- 
bury. New faculty members were in- 
troduced, and Dr. Smith laid before the 
group plans for the Centennial Appeal. 
"This will be a crucial year and a year 
of decision," said Dr. Smith, "not only 
for the 627 churches of Synod, who are 
engaged in this campaign, but for the 
faculty, trustees, alumni and friends of 
the college. There will be no joy in 
our Centennial in 1958 if this campaign 
is not successful," Dr. Smith warned 
his listeners. 

At the opening faculty meeting, held 
on Wednesday, September 19, Dr. Smith 
said "Let's face this year as a year of 
opportunity. Let's try to build men and 
women of character — thoughtful men 
and women." 

Once again the alumni appeared to 
be the motivating force in directing new 
students to Susquehanna. Approxi- 
mately one half the new students stated 
on their application forms that they had 
come to Susquehanna through the in- 
( Continued on Page Seven) 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

September, 1956 



To All Our Valiant Alumni 

Saturday, October 27, 1956 will be a big clay in Alumni 
history. Every alumnus and alumna should be on hand 

— to greet old friends 

— to revisit old scenes 

— to cheer the football team 

— to koffee klatch after the game 

— and to hear of our Centennial Appeal 

Let's make it the biggest alumni get-together S. U. has 
ever had. By being present, you'll make a real contribution to 
the success of our Centennial planning. We mean to unroll the 
canvass and let everyone see how he or she can help best. No 
hold-up, just plain explaining of our plan for success. 

Right after the game we shall all gather in Seibert Chapel 
for a grand i-ally of all alumni. So be sure to be there prompt- 
ly. Following this meeting we'll linger pleasantly over the 
coffee cups. 

Here's my hand and happy smile for a great gathering. 
I'll see you in Seibert Chapel, October 27. 



More and more alumni have been arriving Friday evening and enjoying 
the Pep Rally and traditional parade through town. 


9:00 a. m. Traditional Frosh-Soph Football Game. 

10:30 a. m. Susquehanna University Alumni Council Meeting — Room 
103, Bogar Hall. 

Noon Buffet luncheons at Phi Mu Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha and 

Theta Chi. Snack Bar in G. A. will be open for alumni de- 
siring to lunch there. 

Football Game — S. U. vs. Wilkes. 

1:30 p. m. 
4:00 p. m. 

Coffee hour for everyone — Seibert Lounge — Sponsored by 
the Sororities. 

9:00 p. m. Homecoming Dance in alumni gymnasium. 



Alumni President Clyde Spitzner has just announced that an oppor- 
tunity will be given the alumni to learn all about S.U.'s Centennial plans, 
at a meeting to be held immediately after the football game and just prior 
to the coffee hour at Homecoming. 

Watch for further details. 

Homecoming Set For 
Oct. 27. Plans Complete 

A committee representing the faculty 
and administration has been appointed 
by Dr. G. Morris Smith to make plans 
for Homecoming, which will be held 
this year on Saturday, Oct. 27. 

Clyde R. Spitzner '47, President of the 
general Alumni Association, since tak- 
ing office, has inaugurated each year 
new features, both for Homecoming and 
Alumni Day, which have greatly im- 
proved these activities. 

The 4:00 p. m. coffee hour in Seibert 
Lounge, has proved to be very popular. 
For many years all the sororities and 
fraternities held their own coffee hours 
after the football game, but the return- 
ing alumni did not have a chance to get 
together in one group. Through the 
co-operation of the sororities and fra- 
ternities, the individaul coffee hours 
have been discontinued, and, under the 
sponsorship of the sororities, the alumni 
meet for coffee and cake in Seibert 
Lounge immediately after the game. 

An effort has also been made to have 
as many alumni as possible arrive on 
Friday evening. The traditional stu- 
dent parade through town, followed by 
a pep rally and bon-fire, is an occasion 
for alumni to enjoy once again an ac- 
tivity they remember so well from 
their own student days. 

The past two years, alumni and stu- 
dents gathered after the bon-fire in the 
student lounge for cider and doughnuts. 
At this time, the alumni are invited to 
join the students in an informal dance. 

Alumni President Clyde Spitzner 
looks for a large turnout this year. He 
urges each class and each District Club 
to send at least one representative to 
the morning Council meeting. 

1956-57 STAR COURSE 

Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh, chairman of 
the Public Events Committee of the 
Faculty, has recently announced the 
"Star Course" program for the academic 
year 1956-57. Always popular with 
students, faculty and area residents, 
this season's program appears to be one 
of the most attractive in recent years. 

The program is as follows: 

Mrs. Ernest K. Lindley, "Our Stake in 
Asia"— October 12, 1956. 

Nelson & Neal, Duo-piano recital — 
November 9, 1956. 

Juilliard String Quartette — February 
13, 1957. 

Roland M. Myers, "The Romance of 
Words"— March 21, 1957. 



September, 1956 

Within a few days after the Harris- 
burg meeting, churches reported en- 
thusiastic response on the part of the 
members, and, significantly, the first 
church reporting its complete organi- 
zation to synod offices was Grace Luth- 
eran of Red Lion. Both the pastor, the 
Rev. Edwin M. Clapper '34, and the 
Campaign Chairman, Miss Mary Farl- 
ling '28 are S. U. graduates. 

S. U. Centennial Appeal Off to Good Start; 
400 from Central Penna. Synod Pledge 
Support at Enthusiastic Harrisburg Meeting 

Susquehanna University's Centennial Appeal arose in volume and interest in 
the latter part of August and is proceeding in definite steps according to a time 
schedule. Outstanding leaders, both clergy and lay, have aligned themselves in 
this movement and have organized themselves into an executive committee headed 
by Dr. Dwight F. Putman, President of the Central Pennsylvania Synod of the 
United Lutheran Church in America. 

The Executive Board of the Synod has generously made available the third 
floor of the church office at 2600 North Third Street, Harrisburg, for the campaign 

A large and enthusiastic assembly of 

pastors and churchmen from all over 
central Pennsylvania, assembled at Zion 
Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, Dr. 
Viggo Swensen pastor, on September 17 
to hear addresses from leading clergy- 
men and laymen concerning the obvious 
needs present in the situation. Ad- 
dresses were made by Dr. Dwight F. 
Putman. President of the Synod, Dr. G. 
Morris Smith. President of the Univer- 
sity, Mr. John Horn, Huntingdon, Pa., 
Dr. Walden Holl, Johnstown, Pa. and 
the Rev. Wallace Fisher, Pastor Trinity 
Church, Lancaster, Pa. The Rev. Rob- 
ert Koons, pastor of Zion Lutheran 
Church, Sunbury, presided at the morn- 
ing session and the afternoon session 
was presided over by Oscar L. Lingle, 
Harrisburg businessman and Synod Lay 

The spirit in evidence at the meeting 
was enthusiastic. The needs were real. 
The goals were obtainable. President 
Putman stated that '"The success of this 
appeal is a synod responsibility." 

Congregational goals will be sent out 
from headquarters office and will rep- 
resent approximately one-third of the 
overall annual benevolence of each con- 
gregation. Gifts may be made on a 30 
months basis and would be eligible for 
income tax deductions over a period of 
1956, 1957 and 1958. 

In response to a specific question from 
the floor of the assembly, it was stated 
that Susquehanna alumni who are 
members of a Lutheran Church within 
the Central Pennsylvania Synod would 
have the opportunity to participate in 
the appeal through their own Lutheran 
congregations. They are also expected 
to give enthusiastic support to the ap- 
peal in their own home churches. Non- 
Lutheran alumni and Lutheran alumni 
outside the Central Penn.sylvania Synod, 
by action of the Alumni Council, will be 
contacted by mail and given the op- 
portunity to subscribe to the Centennial 
Appeal. In as many cases as possible, 
personal contact will be made. 


The Rev. Benjamin Lotz, assistant 
professor of religion and philosophy at 
S. U., has been invited to become an 
editor of the Lutheran World Encyclo- 
pedia, an international reference pub- 
lication of Lutheran history and doc- 
trine. Mr. Lotz's subject in the Ency- 
clopedia will be Philosophy. 

Captain and Mrs. Kurt Carlsen and 
daughter, of Woodbury, N. J., visited 
S. U. in early summer. Captain Carlsen 
won world-wide attention in January, 
1952, when he refused to leave his ship, 
"The Flying Enterprise" when it was 
listing 90 degrees off the coast of Eng- 
land. He was given a ticker-tape wel- 
come home in New York City. 

Susquehanna was host to several con- 
ferences during the summer. Perhaps 
the largest gathering ever held on the 
campus was the 18th annual conference 
of the Central Penna. Luther League, 
held in late July with over 700 in at- 
tendance. . . . The fourth annual Rural 
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The Rev. Robert W. Koons of Sunbury Presides Over 
Executive Committee of The Pa. Synod of The 

ULCA To Discuss Plans For S. U. Centennial Appeal 

Seated in front of table (left to right) — The Rev. V. A. Carlson. Altuuna; 'I'l 
Rev. Lester J. Karschner, Abbottstown; The Rev. J. E. Morccraft. Harrisburg; Tl 
Rev. Paul W. DeLauter, Mifflintown; The Rev. H. Walter Wcbner, York; Charks 
Nicely, Watsontown. Seated back of tabic (left to right) — Dr. Ralph C. Robinson 
Synod Secretary; Dr. Dwight F. Putman, Synod President; The Rev. Robert W 
Koons, Sunbury; Dr. G. Morris Smith, University President; The Rev. John W 
Harkins, State College; The Rev. James M. Singer, Bloomsburg; William S. Hoff- 
man, State College; The Rev. Gordon E. Folkemer, York; Ira C. Sassaman, Huni- 
melstown; Clarence Hendrickson, Lancaster. 

September, 1956 



Seven New Members 
Join S. U. Staff 

Joanne Heinly x'54 

New College Nurse 


Miss Joanne Heinly x'54, has joined 
the staff at Susquehanna University in 
the capacity of College Nurse and along 
with fi\'e others, took up her new duties 
September 18. 

Miss Heinly completed her two-year 
Pre-Nursing program at Susquehanna 
before entering Columbia University 
where she received her training at the 
Presbyterian Medical Center and her 
B.S. degree in nursing education at Co- 
lumbia. Since graduation she has been 
doing public health nursing in New- 
York City. Miss Heinly replaces Miss 
Alma Urffer. 

Mr. Phillip Bossart, who had been on 
leave of absence last year to complete 
residence requirements for his doctor- 
ate at Syracuse University, has re- 
quested extension of his leave and will 
remain at S.yracuse for another year. 
Miss Leatrice Voorhees of Auburn, New 
York, has taken over Mr. Bossart's du- 
ties in the Department of Psychology. 

Miss Voorhees received her bachelor's 
degree from Houghton College and 
holds a master's degree from Syracuse. 

Dr. Waldemar Zagars has joined the 
faculty at Gettysburg College and his 
place at S. U. has been taken by Mr. 
Louis R. Dougherty, Jr., of Philadel- 
phia. Mr. Dougherty received both his 
bachelor's and master's degrees from 
the Wharton School of the University of 
Pennsylvania. He has had teaching ex- 
perience at Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity and Temple University. 

Mrs. Frances D. Alterman of Ashe- 
ville, North Carolina, joined the faculty 
of the Conservatory of Music and has 
taken over the work formerly done by 
Miss Margaret Kommel. 

Mrs. Alterman has an impressive 
background in music, having received 
her Bachelor of Music degree from the 
Eastman School of Music of the Uni- 
versity of Rochester, and her master's 
degree from Columbia University. She 
has also studied at the Juilliard School 
of Music, New York. 

Mrs. Margaret Miller, formerly house 
mother in Seibert Hall, is now working 
in the Business Manager's department. 
She is giving part of her time to the 
Book Store and part to the Bursar's 

Replacing Mrs. Miller as house mother 
in Seibert Hall is Mrs. William Connor 
of Allentown, Pa. Mrs. Connor has 
served in a similar capacity at both 


F. KLEINTOP '57 were married in 
July in Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 
Thompsontown, Pa., where the bride's 
father officiated at the ceremony, as- 
sisted by the Rev. A. W. Kleintop, Jr., 
brother of the groom. Mary Ann is 
on the faculty of Selinsgrove Area 
Joint Schools. Earl is in his senior 
year at Susquehanna. 

WYLLIE '53 were united in marriage 
on June 16 in the Immaculate Con- 
ception Church, Brookville, Pa. Peg- 
gy is employed by the Bell Telephone 
Laboratories, and Bob is with Johns- 
Manville. The couple reside in Plain- 
field, N. J. 

PATRICIA L. DAWN x'58 was married 
to ALLAN T. BORTLE, presently at- 
tending S. U., on August 18. Pat is 
employed by the State Farm Insur- 
ance Co., of Springfield, Pa., as a pri- 
vate secretary. 

ried Helen Herman of Sunbury, Pa., 
in July. The double-ring ceremony 
was held in the Albright Evangelical 
United Brethren Church. Gene is 
employed by the Sherwin-Williams 
Co., Sunbury, Pa., where the couple 
reside at 137 Catawissa Avenue. 

GORMLEY '55 were married on July 
14, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 
Philadelphia. Elsie and Jim are re- 
siding at 7219 Lawndale Ave., Phila. 

B. BACKER '54 were married on June 
16. Lucille Kepner '54 and Eleanore 
Steffy '54 were two of Claire's brides- 
maids. Claire is still teaching student 
nurses at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, 
Kingston, Pa. George began his jun- 
ior year at Hahnemann Medical 
School in September. 

CHRISTINE HARMAN '53 was married 
to Carl F. Engle of Sunbury, Pa. on 
June 24, in Temple Lutheran Church, 
Altoona. The couple live at 424 N. 
Lynwood, San Antonio, Texas. 

Pennsylvania State University and Ce- 
dar Crest College. 

Miss Dorothy Hoyer, a graduate of 
Kutztown State Teachers College, has 
replaced Miss Margaret Gabel as as- 
sistant librarian. 

Coming to Susquehanna as a part- 
time instructor, Mr. Robert A. Christen- 
sen will teach mechanical drawing to 
pre-engineering students. Mr. Chris- 
tensen holds the degree of Bachelor of 
Science in Architecture, and is associ- 
ated with Malcolm A. Clinger, Archi- 
tect, of Lewisburg, Pa. 

ried Russell H. Myers, Jr. recently in 
the First Lutheran Church of Wat- 
sontown. Maid of honor was Miss 
Charlotte Meerbach '56. A program 
of organ music was given by Miss 
Margaret Sultzbaugh '56. Miss Anne 
Hepler '56 was the soloist. The couple 
will reside in Baltimore where Mr. 
Myers is employed as an aeronautical 
engineer for the Glenn L. Martin Co. 

WILLIAM A. HAYS '45 was married on 
July 14 to Anna V. McCabe in Cal- 
deonia. Pa. They reside at 2206 Cols- 
ton Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 

married Margaret E. McDonald on 
May 26 in Hanover, Pa. The Rev. 
and Mrs. Howells reside in Cairn- 
brook, Pa. 

married on September 1. They re- 
side at 270 Bay State Rd., Boston 15, 
Mass. where Charles is attending 
Boston University Seminary. 

KAY KLINE x'58 was married on June 
24 to Frank Koch, Selinsgrove, in the 
Evangelical and Reformed Church, 
Kratzerville, Pa. Kay is employed by 
the Snyder County Trust Co., Selins- 
grove, where the couple reside at 624 
N. Market Street. 

CARLENE M. LAMADE '55 was mar- 
ried to LARRY R. BINGAMAN '55 on 
Aug. 25 at the Kingston, Pa. Presby- 
terian Church. Soloist for the wed- 
ding was Wallace B. Gordon '54. 
Bridesmaids were Ruth E. Scott '55, 
Charlotte Sandt '56 and Mrs. Rose 
Marie Sharretts Coates '55. Ushers 
were Kenneth Erdley '55, Walter Al- 
bert '55 and Charles W. Coates '55. 
Carlene had been employed by the 
Children's Service Center of Wyom- 
ing Valley. Larry is employed as a 
technical representative for Carbide 
and Carbon Chemical Co., Phila., Pa. 

COOK '56 were united in marriage on 
June 16. Henry is employed by the 
New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. The 
couple reside at 174 Summit Avenue, 
Apt. 301, Summit, N. J. 

JOAN G. SECHRIST '53 was married 
on Sept. 8 in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Sunbury, to William F. 
Thompson, of Rochester, N. Y. Mrs. 
Thompson is a research chemist in 
color photography for Eastman 
Kodak, Rochester, where they reside 
at 282 Roxborough Rd. 

LUCIAN SMITH '54 married CLAY- 
TON E. LEACH, JR. '56 on July 29 in 
Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, Pa. 
(Continued on Page Nine) 



September, 1956 

Business & Industry Coming to Support 
of Independent Colleges. S. U. Receives 
$6 045.41. Great Challenge to Alumni 


Small independent colleges throughout the nation have been encouraged by 
the financial and moral support given by business and industry during the past 
few years. 

Business concerns in increasing numbers recognize the fact that they depend 
upon the colleges for training future executives and leaders. The September issue 
of the Readers Digest carries a very interesting article by Dr. D. Elton Trueblood 
under the title "Why I Chose a Small College." Dr. Trueblood points out that 
62.3% of the board chairmen and presidents of large corporations were graduates 
of small independent colleges. Susquehanna received prominent mention in this 
article because of Roger M. Blough's '25 position with the U. S. Steel Corporation. 
The Alumni Office has recently re- — 

ceived information about one such large 
corporation program designed to aid 
higher education. The B. F. Goodrich 
Aid-to-Higher-Education program, like 
several other large corporations, will 
match gifts of B. F. Goodrich employees 
to colleges and universities. This is im- 
portant to Susquehanna alumni who 
may be employed by B. F. Goodrich, 
and who plan to contribute to the Cen- 
tennial Fund. Forms for this purpose 
may be secured from the Alumni Office 
or from the B. F. Goodrich Fund. Inc., 
Department 0016, Akron, Ohio. 

Although business and industry is 
now more enthusiastically supporting 
the independent college, many believe 
the real challenge for supporting higher 
education still lies with the alumni. 

Addressing the American Alumni 
Council District Conference held at 
Edgewater Beach Hotel on December 8. 
1954, Thomas A. Gonser of the firm of 
Gonser and Gerber of Chicago chal- 
lenged alumni to take the initiative in 
supporting higher education. "Why," 
he asked, "look first to business men as 
a group to perpetuate higher education? 
Should the initiative belong to the Nat- 
ional Association of Manufacturers and 
the U. S. Chamber of Commerce rather 
than to the American Alumni Council 
and the American College Public Re- 
lations Association? And how long 
will business continue to give more and 
more to education if the man who re- 
ceived the benefit of an institution's ed- 
ucational program is not heard from? 

"Business is willing to help higher 
education to move forward. Business 
is not willing to assume the burden of 
what colleges ought to be doing for 
themselves, through their alumni and 
other closely related 'publics.' 

"A striking example of the way that 
business challenges alumni to set the 
pace came to my attention while I was 
preparing these remarks. The General 
Electric Company has just announced a 
new giving program for higher educa- 
tion in which the company will match 
the amounts which its 23,000 employees 
who are college graduates give to their 
own institutions during 1955. 

"In actual fact, all alumni gifts — and 
actions too — do double duty, whether 
the alumni are employees of General 
Electric or not. We won't be able to do 
what we should for the teacher — or for 
any aspect of the life of our colleges — 
until we can show that the alumni are 
strongly behind the program. No other 
leadership group has one-tenth your 

Business and industry is showing its 
interest in another way. The Pennsyl- 
vania Foundation for Independent Col- 
leges, Inc., of which Susquehanna is a 
charter member, each year has been re- 
ceiving the support of more and more 
business firms. The fourth annual ap- 
peal, in which President G. Morris 
Smith had an important part, resulted 
in 215 gifts totaling $308,296.24. Sus- 
quehanna received as its share $6,045.41. 

The Alumni Office takes pleasure in 
listing herewith the firms that have 
contributed through this Foundation 
during the year 1955-56: 

Girard Manufacturing Co Girard 

Girton Manufacturing Co., Inc Millvillc 

P. H. Glatfelter Co Spring Grove 

Albert M. Greenfield & Co Philadelphia 

Griffin Manufacturing Co Erie 

Gunnison Brothei-s. Inc Girard 

Hajnca Corp. Philadelphia 

W. C. Hamilton & Sons Miquon 

Hershey Creamery Co Harrisburg 

Homestead Valve Manufacturing Co. ... Cnraopolis 

Horn & Hardarl Raking Co Philadelphia 

Joseph v. Horn Foundation Philadelphia 

Houghton-Carpenter Foundation Philadelphia 

(E. F. Houghton & Co.) 

Hughes-Foulkrod Co Philadelphia 

I-T-E Foundation Philadelphia 

(I. T. E. Circuit Breaker Co.) 

Isaly Dairy Co Pittsburgh 

.Jackson Manufacturing Co Harrisburg 

.Joy Manufacturing Co Pittsburgh 

Kennametal Foundation I.atrobe 

(Kennametal. Inc.) 
Robert I- Kift-Thomas R. Mullen, Jr., 

Memorial Finmdation. Inc Allentown 

(Lehigh Structural Steel Co.) 

1,'Aiglon Apparel. Inc Philadelphia 

Lancaster Press. Inc Lancaster 

Latrobe Steel Co. Chariuble Trust Latrobe 

Lebanon Steel Foundry Foundation Lebanon 

Leeds & Norihrup Foundation Philadelphia 

Franklin Glass Corp. Butler 

Fried & Reineman Packing Co. Pittsburgh 

Leeland Foundation Consh<»hucken 

Limbach Foundation Pittsburgh 

(Continued on Page Twelve) 


Aetna- Standard Engineering Co. Pittsburgh 

Aircraft-Marine Products, Inc. Harrisburg 

The Alcoa Foundation Pittsburgh 

(Aluminum Co. of America) 

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp Pittsburgh 

Allentown Portland Cement Co Catasauqua 

All State Insurance Co. Philadelphia 

(The Allstate Foundation) 

William Amer Co. Philadelphia 

American Sterilizer Co. Foundation Erie 

American Viscose Corp Philadelphia 

M. L. Annenberg Foundation Philadelphia 

(Triangle Publications, Inc.) 

Anonymous Corry 

Anonymous Philadelphia 

Armstrong Cork Co. Lancaster 

Automatic Temperature Control Co. 

Inc Philadelphia 

J. E. Baker Co York 

Beistle Co Shippensburg 

Bell Telephone Co. of Penna Philadelphia 

Berks County Trust Co. Reading 

George W. Hollman Memorial Fund Adamstown 

(Gefirge W. Hollman & Co.. Inc.) 

Bradford Supi>ly Co. Bradford 

Breyer Ice Cream Co Philadelphia 

Brockway Glass Co.. Inc Hrockway 

Business Press. Inc Lancaster 

Louis Burk. Inc Philadelphia 

CaM-Chronicle Foundation Allentown 

Canonsburg Pottery Co Canonsburg 

Carroll, E. J Philadelphia 

Chilton Co Philadelphia 

Contributors* Charitable Foundation ..Philadelphia 

Co-Operative Service Wyomissing 

(Textile Machine Works. Berkshire Knitting 

Mills. Narrow Fabric Co.) 

Conpcrweld Steel Co Pittsburgh 

Corson Foundation Plymouth Meeting 

(G. & W. H. Corson. Inc.) 
Crown-Salwen Foundation Philadelphia 

(Crovn Paper Board Co. Inc.) 

Curtis Publishing Co Philadelphia 

Ethel and Harry Daroff Foundation Philadelphia 

(H. Daroff & Sons. Inc.) 

Dravo Corp Pittsburgh 

Dravo-Doyle Co Pittsburgh 

Dresser Manufacturing Division .. Bradford 

(Dresser Industries, Inc.) 
Eaton-Dikeman Co. Mt. Holly Springs 

Edgromb Steel Co. PhilaJelphia 

Electric Materials Co North East 

Electric Storage Battery (Do Philadelphia 

Eljer Co Pittsburgh 

Equitable Gas Co Pittsburgh 

Erie Bolt & Nut Co Erie 

Erie Frewing Co Erie 

Erie County Milk Association Pittsburgh 

Erie Resistor Corp. Erie 

Fanning Schuett Engineering Co. . Philadelphia 

Fidelity-I'hiladcliihia Trust Co Philadelphia 

Firest4me Tire & Rubber Co Pottstown 

First National Bank Wellsboro 

Fisher Foundation Pittsburgh 

(Fisher Scientific Co.) 

Fuller Co Catasautiua 

General Acceptance Corp Allentown 

General Refractories Co. Philadelphia 

Cerberich-Payne Shoe Co Mt. Joy 

September, 1956 




Susquehanna's "Little Crusaders" got 
away to a good start on September 4 
when 14 Freshmen and 10 Upperclass- 
men reported to coaches Henry J. 
••Whitey" Keil and Bob Pittello. 

Following a tough two-a-day sched- 
ule, with evening meetings and chalk- 
board talks, the coaches were ver> 
much pleased with the progress they 
had made. 

With the usual dropouts and late ar- 
rivals, it appeared at the time of goins 
to press, that the roster would carry 26 
or 27 players. With a squad this size, 
the main problem, of course, will hv 
reserves, but the coaches fully believe 
they have a team greatly improved ov-er 
last year. 

One of the early disappointments was 
an injury received by Carl Shoemaker 
of Ashland who broke his leg in early 
practice with his high school. Carl was 
one of the most effective players on last 
year's team and his loss will be keenl\ 

The only senior on this year's squad 
is Len Quick, who is returning to foot- 
ball after a year's layoff. He is playing 
a guard position this year rather than 
his old position of end and should be 
one of the valuable men on the front 

With eight juniors listed, the Cru- 
saders must plan ahead so there will be 
ample reserves for the University's 
Centennial year of 1958. This will be 
a big year in the life of Susquehanna 
and the football team will share the 
spotlight of progress along with other 

Juniors on the roster are John An- 
thony, East Stroudsburg end; Chalmers 
Bartlow, Sunbury tackle: Walter Ben- 
ham, Lansdowne guard: James Keiser, 
Selinsgrove center: Bob Lewis, Selins- 
grove fullback; Veryl Milroy, Milton 
end; Richard Purnell, Ashland quarter- 
back; and Gordon Thompson, Dover 

The two sophomores playing this year 
are Ronald Forster of Selinsgrove and 
Joseph Osinchak from Morea. 

The coaches, in discussing the abili- 
ties of the freshmen, paid high tribute 
to the alumni who took the time to re- 
fer these students to their alma mater. 
Coach Keil said, "Tell the alumni we 
are getting every possible support from 
the administration, and Bob Pittello and 
I will give everything we can to the 
team. All we ask for is more boys." 

Coach Stagg will again spend his 
weekends scouting the opponents as he 


Pictured above with coaches Keil and Pittello, are Co-Captains Dick Purnell, 

outstanding quarterback from Ashland, Pa., and Walt Benham, 

hard-hitting guard from Lansdowne, Pa. 

did last year. "Whitey" Keil was high 
in his praise of the cooperation given by 
Coach Stagg, and although the team 
won only one game last year, Keil said 
Coach Stagg's analysis of the opponents' 
plays, was an important factor in hold- 
ing down scores. 

This year, the coaches have decided 
to appoint co-captains for the season, 
with the hope that this kind of leader- 
ship on the field will add to the team's 
effectiveness. The two captains ap- 
pointed, Walter Benham and Dick Pur- 
nell, are outstanding players in the line 
and back respectively, and are held in 
high esteem by all the boys. 

The season's schedule follows: 
September 29 — Ursinus — home 
October 6 — Swarthmore — away 
October 13 — National Aggies — home 
October 20 — Bridgewater — away 
October 27 — Wilkes — Homecoming 
November 3 — Wagner — away 
November 10 — Haverford — home 


(Continued from Page Two) 

fluence of some alumnus. Faculty and 
administration want to take this oppor- 
tunity to thank the alumni for their as- 
sistance in recruiting what is thought 
to be one of the best freshman classes 
in the history of the University. 

With more and more students seeking 
admission to college in the last few 
years, it would help the admissions of- 
fice considerably if the alumni would 
direct interested students to the campus 
as early in the year as possible. Resi- 
dence facilities at Susquehanna were 
filled early in the summer and many 
students who had been hoping to come 
to Susquehanna, but filed their appli- 
cations too late, were bitterly disap- 



September, 1956 

Dr. RusS; Convocation 
Speaker for 99th Yr. 


Dr. William A. Russ, Jr., Professor of 
history at Susquehanna University, and 
well-known to many alumni, delivered 
the special address at this year's Con- 
vocation, held Monday, September 24. 

Dr. Russ, staunch upholder of the 
Liberal Arts tradition, used as his sub- 
ject "The Meaning of a Liberal Arts 

In a talk, sometimes amusing, and al- 
ways stimulating to the listener. Dr. 
Russ said "Liberal Arts are the arts 
that liberalize, liberate and free all men 
and women from ignorance and super- 
stition. They make craven people into 
whole, complete personalities, whose 
minds can meet the problems of the 
world and of nature, unafraid, for the 
very reason that they are free. 

"Men become free by searching for 
the truth," said Dr. Russ, "and the 
search for truth is one of the vibrant 
and living parts of education. Jesus 
said, 'the truth shall make you free'." 

Dr. Russ, in describing what he called 
the fine old heritage of the Liberal Arts 
college, said we do not dare to give up, 
willingly, the great contribution we 
have made and become mere training 

"Wendell Willkie saw the danger in 
World War II," continued Dr. Russ. 
"He said that we must preserve the arts 
colleges; and not put all our money and 
energies into the technical and scientific 
institutions. Otherwise we would end 
by winning the war and losing our 
souls. Willkie knew that it is at the 
arts colleges that men's souls, hearts, 
and minds are serviced." 

In conclusion, Dr. Russ said, "Here 
at Susquehanna we try to make our 
students into well-rounded people who 
understand something of the world they 
live in, who appreciate the significance 
of social and political realities, and who 
see the necessity of maintaining a 
proper relationship with their Maker: 
in short we endeavor to develop indi- 


(Continued from Page Four) 
Life Conference of the Central Penna. 
Synod of the U. L. C. A. was held in 
early September when approximately 
150 persons were in attendance. . . . 
Camp Susquehanna opened its 32nd an- 
nual season on July 9 for a two-week 
session with one of the largest camps in 

Junior Co-eds 

BOYER — a daughter, Ruth Marie, ar- 
rived on July 18 at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. (Carolyn Lucas '54) Robert 
D. Boyer. The Boyers live in Cham- 
bersburg. Pa. 

BURLEY — Susan Louise arrived at the 
home of Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Elinor 
Smith '53) Richard C. Burley on Au- 
gust 17, according to a most interest- 
ing birth announcement. The Bur- 
leys reside at 30 Cranston Ave., New- 
port, R. I., where Dick serves with the 
U. S. Navy. 

DIEHL — Debra Ann arrived on the 
scene August 26. The parents are Mr. 
'52 and Mrs. (Maxine L. Chambers 
'52) John E. Diehl. The Diehls reside 
at State College where John is at- 
tending Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity, working on his doctor's degree in 

HERMAN — A son was born to Mr. x'57 
and Mrs. Max Herman on August 1. 
This is their first child. Max is study- 
ing veterinary medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 

Mr. Axel R. Kleinsorg, director of 
dramatics at S. U., spent part of the 
summer in Selinsgrove when he di- 
rected a most successful Pageant for the 
Bicentennial program of Fort Augusta 
in Sunbury. 

HODICK— a daughter, Clare Marie, on 
July 13, arrived at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. (Marie Klick '49) Josepli 
Hodick, Berwick, Pa. The Hodicks 
have one other child, Mark, who is 
now three years old. 

HOMAN — Susan Getsinger was born on 
June 18 to Mr. and Mrs. (Mary Ann 
Getsinger '49) Charles S. Homan, of 
Swedesboro, N. J. The Getsingers 
have another daughter, Ann, who is 
three years old. 

LEVI — A daughter, Ann, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. (Rosemary M. Kallir 
'50) Richard L. Levi on June 2, 1956. 

The Levis live in Emerson, N. J. 

MASON — Michael Scott was born to 
Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Caroline Ruther- 
ford '53) Charles N. Mason, Jr. in 
Baltimore, Md. on May 30. Michael 
is their first child. 

SPANGLER— A son, Kevin Claude, was 
born on July 29 to Mr. '52 and Mrs. 
Jacob M. Spanglcr, Jr. The Spang- 
lers reside at 10 Wetmore Ave., Mor- 
ristown, N. J. 

SPORBORG— Cynthia Darcy was born 
on July 30 to Mr. and Mrs. (Jean 
Matthews '49) Hall Sporborg, who 
live in Tampa, Fla. Cynthia was 
born on her sister Jan's third birth- 

September, 1956 



S. U. Women s Auxiliary 
Announces Program 

In the recently circulated 1956 - 57 
Program of the Women's Auxiliary of 
Susquehanna, Mrs. Charles Nicely, new- 
ly elected president, writes: 

'"Welcome to our 1956-57 Auxiliary 
meetings! For our enjoyment, the Com- 
mittee has arranged a very attractive 

"The teas which follow these pro- 
grams are most delightful, and afford a 
splendid opportunity for the Auxiliary 
members to become better acquainted 
with each other. The members from 
Selinsgrove are most gracious hostesses 
at these teas. Come! Enjoy fine enter- 
tainment and happy fellowship, which 
make these Saturday afternoons at Sus- 
quehanna so worthwhile. 

"While we are enjoying these pleas- 
antries of life, we also are helping build 
Susquehanna. Memberships and book 
entries are appreciated. Each year our 
funds toward THE NEW MUSIC 
BUILDING increase in size. We now 
have $38,000 in Auxiliary Funds. 
Ground will be broken in the near fu- 
ture for the erection of the new Music 
Building, which is to be dedicated in 
the Centennial Year of 1958. 

"Our membership in the Women's 
Auxiliary of Susquehanna University 
identifies us with the cause of Christian 
Higher Education which is essential to a 
Christian World." 

Scheduled for the eight Saturday af- 
ternoons at two-thirty o'clock on Sus- 
quehanna Campus are the following 

October 6 — Dr. William A. Russ, Jr., on 

current political theme. 
November 3 — Program of Music by 

Members of the Auxiliary. 
December 8 — Christmas Program by 

Sigma Alpha Iota. 


January 5 — Program of Music by 
Chamber Music Society and The 
Motet Choir. 

February 2 — The Susquehanna Players, 
directed by Mr. Axel Kleinsorg. 

March 2 — Program of Music by younger 
students of Conservatory. (Special 
Children's program — bring your chil- 

April 16 — Program of Music b,y students 
of the Conservatory. 

May 11 — Annual Meeting. Ten-thirty 
a. m. Tenth Annual Luncheon. Mu- 
sic — Conservatory Faculty. College 
May Day. 

Cluh News 


A picnic had been planned for mem- 
bers of the York-Hanover District Club 
to be held on August 30 at St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church Grove, Hametown, Pa. 

At a recent meeting, members dis- 
cussed the possibility of the York and 
Harrisburg District Clubs getting to- 
gether and sponsoring an evening at the 
Allenberry Playhouse, Boiling Springs. 
Possible dates are now being consid- 
ered, early in October notices will be 
sent Harrisburg and York members. 

At the last meeting of the North New 
Jersey District Club, election of officers 
was held. The new officers are: Presi- 
dent, Herbert Hains '51; Vice-President, 
Jake Spangler '52 and Secretary-Treas- 
urer. Shirley '50 and Bob '52 Bogdanffy. 
The exact date of the next meeting will 
be announced in the December issue. 

On September 18, a committee meet- 
ing was called by President Newton 
Kerstetter '13 to decide upon plans of 
action for the coming year. 


BRIGHT FOR 1956-57 

Basketball coach, Ed. Pfeiffer, always 
optimistic, has real reason to be so this 
year because of the large number and 
the high quality of boys who have ex- 
pressed an interest in turning out for 
this year's team. 

The Athletic Committee, at a recent 
meeting, has decided to charge admis- 
sion this year. For the past four years, 
when the team failed to attract large 
audiences, no admission was charged. 
Last year, however, with the team win- 
ning most of its home games, word soon 
got around, and on several occasions, 
the gym was packed to capacity. 

General admission this year will be 
75 cents, and those interested in pur- 
chasing season tickets may do so for $5. 

The season's schedule is as follows: 

Dec. 1 — Dickinson A 

Dec. 8 — Ursinus H 

Dec. 10— Rider College H 

Dec. 13 — Washington College H 

Jan. 5 — National Aggies H 

Jan. 7 — Juniata H 

Jan. 9 — Dickinson H 

Jan. 15 — Lycoming A 

Jan. 17 — Eiizabethtown H 

Feb. 2 — Juniata A 

Feb. 6 — Lycoming H 

Feb. 8— Franklin & Marshall A 

Feb. 12 — Western Maryland A 

Feb. 16— Wilkes A 

Feb. 18 — Lebanon Valley H 

Feb. 21— Eiizabethtown A 

Feb. 23— Haverford A 

Feb. 27— Wilkes H 

Mar. 2 — Rutgers (So. Jersey) A 


(Continued from Page Five) 
The Rev. David G. Volk '52, assistant 
pastor, performed the double-ring 
ceremony. Prior to the ceremony, a 
half-hour organ recital was presented 
by Dr. John R. Leach '47, brother of 
the groom. The couple plan to re- 
side in Salisbury, Pa. where Clayton 
has accepted a position as commercial 
teacher in the Salisbury High School. 

A. CLIFFORD STAMFEL '54 was mar- 
ried recently to Elizabeth Haines, of 
Danville, Pa. "Cliff" is employed as 
a field representative with the Aetna 
Casualty and Surety Co., working out 
of Wheeling, W. Va., where the couple 
is residing. 

RAY F. TYLER '51 married Marian J. 
Rider of Millville on June 23 in the 
Millville Methodist Church. Prof. 
Russell C. Hatz, violinist, accompan- 
ied b.v Mrs. Hatz, both on the faculty 
of S. U., presented a recital of Classi- 
cal music. Ray has accepted a man- 
agerial position with Sears Roebuck 
and Co., Altoona, where the couple 
now reside. 


OLIVE D. BARRY '13, for the past ten 
years assistant in the Bursar's Office 
at S. U., died July 26. A friend to all 
students during this time, she had 
been in good health up to early sum- 
mer. Before coming to Susquehanna, 
for twenty years Miss Barry had been 
a valued employee of the National 
Union Life Insurance Co., Pittsburgh. 

'99 died on September 15. The last 
22 years of his ministry were spent at 
the Lutheran Church of the Refor- 
mation, Baltimore, Md. Since retire- 
ment in 1939, he has lived in Hartle- 
ton. Pa. 

JUNE C. MILLER '39, Ashland, Pa., 
passed away May 27. Prior to his 
death, Mr. Miller taught in the Ford 
School of Business at Pottsville, and 
worked in the Pennsylvania National 
Bank in the same town. He was also 
an accountant for Pomeroy's Store. 

NORA A. MONAHAN '28 died June 3 
in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. after a prolonged 
illness. She had been hospitalized 
from February of this year. 

DR. DANIEL J. SNYDER '00, native of 
Liberty and pastor emeritus of Trin- 
ity Lutheran Church, Long Beach, 
Calif., died July 14 at his home in 
that city. While pastor at Trinity, he 
served four years as president of the 
Calif. Synod. He served the congre- 
gation 37 years before retirement. 



September, 1956 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 

f(\M Dr. William M. Rearick, Mifflin- 
JI4 burg, retired Lutheran pastor, 
was honored recently as friends gath- 
ered to celebrate the 60th anniversary 
of his ministry. Dr. Rearick for many 
years has served on the Board of Direc- 
tors of Susquehanna. 

Y\} tor of Kountz Memorial Luther- 
an Church, Omaha, Neb., was the prin- 
cipal speaker at the opening of the Bi- 
centennial of Fort Augusta, Sunbury, 
Pa. He was introduced by Dr. G. Mor- 
ris Smith, President of S. U. 

>4 f* Dr. John S. Bangson retired as 
Y J) Chairman of the Biology Depart- 
ment of Berea College in May, 1956, 
where he was given a surprise banquet 
on June 2 in honor of his 31 years ser- 
vice. Following World War II, Dr. 
Bangson worked at Oak Ridge Institute 
of Nuclear Studies doing research on 
the effects of radiation on living organ- 

f-tp The Rev. Dr. Martin L. Dolbeer, 
J[Q Sr. has been appointed Chaplain 
and assistant professor of Bible at Thiel 
College, Pa. 

'OA ^''' •'"s^Ph L. Hackenberg has 
^y accepted a position as Director 
of teacher training and testing at Mor- 
avian College. For the past ten years 
he has been Superintendent of Schools 
in Shamokin, Pa. Dr. Hackenberg 
served for three terms as President of 
the Alumni Association of S. U., and is 
now the alumni representative on the 
Board of Directors. 

Jrtft The Rev. Russell J. Crouse, pas- 
^Q tor of St. Timothy's Lutheran 
Church, Forrest Park, Ga., has accepted 
a call to the pastorate of St. James 
Lutheran Church, Altoona, Pa. He has 
been vice president of the Forrest Park 
Ministerial Association and vice presi- 
dent of the central conference of the 

'01 '**"• ^""'^ **• Gerhardt (Mary A. 
J 1^ Hutchings) received her Master 
of Arts degree from Ball State Teach- 
ers College, Ind., this past June. She 
majored in Reading Difficulties in Ele- 
mentary and High School, and was 

graduat(!d as a Reading Consultant. 
Paul VV. Freed is principal of Wildvvood 
High School, Wildwood, N. J. 

f*\€\ Herbert H. Rummel has been 
J^ elected president of the Alumni 
Association of the 
New York School of 
Social Work, Co- 
lumbia University. 
Mr. Rummel is Di- 
rector of both Home 
Service and Disas- 
ter Service for the 
New York Chapter 
of the American Red 
Cross. He is a for- 
mer director of the Herbert Rummel 
Manhattan Borough Office of the N. Y. 
Dept. of Welfare, and was formerly 
State Director, Pennsylvania Dept. of 
Public Assistance. He makes his home 
at 5440 Netherland Ave., New York 71, 
N. Y. Dr. Andrew V. Kozak is taking a 
leave of absence from his position as 
Chairman of Mathematics and Engi- 
neering at Concord College, Athens, W. 
Va. to obtain experience in industry and 
do additional graduate study. During 
the summer, he was with one of the 
aviation companies employed as a 
Weapons Evaluation Specialist in Ad- 
vance Engineering and Design. 

f*\i The Rev. Henry H. Gassier is 

JfiJ Protestant chaplain at the Medi- 
cal Center for Federal Prisoners, Spring- 
field, Mo. This institution is one of the 
thirty institutions operated by the De- 
partment of Justice. 

>rtp Dr. Ralph C. Geigle has been ap- 
JJ pointed Superintendent of the 
Reading Pa. School System. He was 
previously Superintendent of the Oak- 
mont, Pa. School District. William S. 
Whitley has been appointed head of the 
Commercial Department of the Reading, 
Pa. Senior H. S. 

'07 Clyde R. Spitzner, S. U. Alumni 
J I President and commercial man- 
ager of radio station WIP, Phila., has 
been elected chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of the Charles Morris Price 
School of Advertising and Journalism. 
Clyde is also a member of the Board of 
School Directors in Haverford Town- 

'38 " 


Eleanor Brown 

Eleanor B. Brown has completed 
i?sident and course requirements 
and finished com- 
prehensive exami- 
nations toward a 
doctorate in educa- 
tion at Penna. State 
Univ. Miss Brown 
has been on sabba- 
tical leave since 
July, 1955, from 
Sacramento, Calif. 
H. S., where she is 
chairman of the de- 
partment of business education. Dur- 
ing World War II, she served with the 
US Navy and was honorably discharged 
as a lieutenant, senior grade, which 
rank she still maintains as a member of 
the Naval Reserve. Major Charles J. 
Stauffer, US Army Artillery, has been 
promoted to Lt. Colonel at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kan., where he is attending the 
Regular Command and General Staff 
Officer Course given at the Command 
and General Staff College. Prior to his 
present assignment. Colonel Stauffer 
was Special Weapons Technical Opera- 
tions Officer at Fort Bliss, Texas. He 
and his family reside at Fort Leaven- 
worth. The Rev. James B. Diffenderfer 
has accepted a call to serve as institu- 
tional chaplain in the Philadelphia and 
Norristown areas. He was formerly 
pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran 
Church. Darby. Pa. 

f M(\ The Rev. William E. Nye has ac- 

^:\J cepted the position as Pastor of 
the Zion Lutheran Church in White- 
marsh, Pa. 

> J •* Earl R. Deardorff has joined the 
t^ I Informational Services staff of 
the Penna. Farm Bureau Co-operative 
Association, Harrisburg, Pa. 

f M*\ Dorothy M. Webber has accepted 
^J a position as Dean of Girls at 
Roosevelt H. S. in Wyandotte, Mich. 
She had been a teacher of business 
studies in Clarks Summit-Abington 
Joint Schools, Pa. Ruth E. McCorklll, 
Director of the Upsala College News 
Bureau, spent her vacation thi5 summer 
in Hawaii visiting Mrs. Burnell Worley 
(Mary E. Basehoar '45). 

fit Ada Jayne Romig, former teacher 
44 '" West Shore H. S., Lemoyne, 
Pa., has moved to the West Snyder 
Joint School Sy.stem to teach English, 
Latin and French. She resides in 
Beaver Springs, Pa. with her parents. 
Raymond R. Schramm received his M.S. 
in Management Engineering in June 
from Newark College of Engineering. 
(Continued on Next Page) 

September, 1956 



'yl7 Stanley Stonesifer, Jr. was 
tj I awarded his Doctor of Education 
degree at Teachers College, Columbia 
Univ. on August 14. Dr. Stonesifer is 
currently principal of the new Abraham 
Lincoln Jr. H. S. in West Orange, N. J. 
His wife is Harriet H. Mendenhall '41. 
Louise H. Schlick has accepted a posi- 
tion as music teacher in the Wilkes- 
Barre Schools. For the past eight years, 
she had been Supervisor of Music in 
Lake Noxen School District, Harvey's 
Lake, Pa. On£:kar Narayan visited the 
Alumni Office during the summer be- 
fore his return to British Guiana, where 
he is Head Master of the Skeldon High 
School. During the past year, he com- 
pleted graduate work at Miss. State 
Univ. Susquehanna friends will be glad 
to learn that Ongkar's work in British 
Guiana has progressed at a rapid pace. 
His enthusiasm has resulted in the 
erection of a $50,000 high school build- 
ing mainly financed by Luther Leaguers. 

>JQ Donald P. 
40 Rohrbach, 

formerly with the 
New Jersey division 
of Westinghouse, 
has recently been 
appointed assistant 
manager of Motor- 
ola's Marketing Re- 
search Department, 

.. .^u u K V, Oak Park, 111. 
Donald Rohrbach 

>iA John G. DeVine is now teaching 
t^J/ and coaching football at the Ash- 
land, Pa. High School. Charles R. Wian 

visited the Alumni Office while on vaca- 
tion. He is employed by the Sperry 
Gyroscope Co., and makes his home in 
Atlus, Okla. 


Merrill W. Shafer received his 
Ph.D. degree this summer from 
the Penna. State Univ. He is now a 
member of the research staff of the In- 
ternational Business Machines Corp. at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 


Faye K. Lewis, Lansford, has 
been named to the faculty of 
Susquehanna Township School District, 
Dauphin Co., Pa. She will teach mathe- 
matics. Howard A. Miller has been ap- 
pointed claims agent of Hall's Motor 
Transit Co., Sunbury, Pa. Before em- 
ployment with Hall's, Howard was as- 
sociated with the Westinghouse Electric 
Manufacturing Corp. Charles Zlock 
was graduated from the Univ. of Pitts- 
burgh on June 13 with the degree of 


Snyder H. S., Beaver Springs, Pa. Her 
husband Bob '56 also is teaching his- 
tory at Towanda. Robert C. Wyllie is 
with Johns-Manville, N. J. Charles N. 
Mason, Jr. recently was graduated "cum 
laude" from the Westminster Theologi- 
cal Seminary, receiving the degree 
S.T.B. He is now assistant minister at 
Howard Park Church in Baltimore, and 
plans to continue his studies at West- 
minster working on his Master's degree. 
Donald H. Foelsch, recently discharged 
from military service, has accepted a po- 
sition with a chemical firm in Williams- 
port, Pa. Paul R. Nestler, Jr. was grad- 
uated on June 1 with the 26th class of 
the U. S. Naval Officer Candidate 
School, after an intense course in Naval 
Science subjects which covered an 
eighteen week period. Paul is now 
qualified as a junior officer of the Navy. 


Rebecca J. Shade is teaching a 
class for mentally retarded chil- 
dren in Salinas, Calif. Mrs. Robert C. 
Micatavage (Jane K. Cline) is teaching 
the sixth grade in the Palmyra Public 
Schools, N. J., while husband Bob con- 
tinues his studies at Temple Medical 

>rr Mrs. Earl F. Kleintop (Mary Ann 
30 Bingaman) is now on the faculty 
of the Selinsgrove Area Joint Schools. 
Earl continues his studies at S. U. 
John E. Barrett, III traveled to Mexico 
City and points in South America dur- 
ing the summer with his college choir 
of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Mrs. Robert Kurtz (Danalee M. 

Kershner) has accepted a posi- 
tion with the Towanda Valley Joint H. 
S., Towanda, Pa. During the past year, 
she taught English and History at West 

OF 1956 

Beatrice Aurand: Commercial teacher, 
Orbisonia Area Jt. School, Orbisonia, 

Charles Bailes: Hahnemann Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Deborah Krapf Bell: Bank Clerk, Car- 
lisle, Pa. 

Ruth Brobst: Music teacher. Basking 
Ridge H. S., New Jersey. 

Janet Brown: In training for Medical 
Technologist at Allegheny Valley Hos- 

Sally Brown: Secretary, Personnel De- 
partment, International Salt Co., 
Scranton, Pa. 

Henry Cook: New Jersey Bell Tele- 
phone Co., Summit, N. J. 

Carol Dauberman: Music teacher, Mor- 
risville Public Schools, Morrisville, Pa. 

Eleanor Dively: Editorial position with 
"Luther Life," Philadelphia, Pa. 

William Doney: Sacony Vacuum, Al- 
lentown, Pa. 

Anna Dorward: Music teacher, E. Ruth- 
erford Public Schools, New Jersey. 

Charles Duncan: Boston University 

David Fetter: Gettysburg Seminary. 

Elizabeth Ford: Music teacher, Balti- 
more County Schools, Towson, Md. 

Frederick Frost: Management Analyst 
for the Pa. Dept. of Welfare, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

Henry Geiss: Vitro Laboratories, West 
Orange, N. J. Graduate study, Ste- 
vens Institute of Technology. 

Janet Gerner: Music teacher, Penns- 
ville Schools, Pennsville, N. J. 

Djamshid (Jack) Ghatan: George Wash- 
ington Medical College. 

Robert Gulick: U. S. Air Force. 

Robert Hackenburg: Young & Rubican, 
New York City. 

Donald Hartman: Biology Stafl, Oak 
Ridge Nat'l Laboratories, Oak Ridge, 

Nancy Henderson: Parish worker, 
Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyo- 
missing. Pa. 

Anne Hepler: Music teacher, Hunting- 
don Area Jt. H. S., Pa. 

Evelyn Herbstrith: Graduate study in 
German, Middlebury College, Vt. 

Marjorie Kostenbauder: Secretary, 
Merck & Co., Riverside, Pa. 

Robert Kurtz: History teacher, Towan- 
da Valley Jt. H. S., Pa. 

Clayton Leach: Commercial teacher, 
Salisbury-Elk Lick Jt. School District, 
Salisbury, Pa. 

Nancy McCuUough: Secretary, Sun Oil 
Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Richard Matha: Accounting firm of Ly- 
brand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charlotte Meerbach: English teacher, 
E. Hartford H. S., Conn. 

Carroll Millard: Bell Telephone Co., 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Doris Moon: Pa. State Hospital, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Sister Gladys Moore: Parish Deaconess, 
First Lutheran Church, Carlisle, Pa. 

Anna Jane Moyer: English teacher, 
Lewisburg Jt. H. S., Pa. 

Helene Nestler: Teaching, Pennsauken, 
N. J. H. S. 

Beverly Pecht: Teacher, Middleburg Jt. 
H. S., Pa. 

Nedebiah Peck: Cost Accountant, Rome 
Cable Corp., Rome, N. Y. 

Donald Reamer: Temple Univ. Medical 

Maria Ronngren: Graduate work in 
foreign trade at the Wharton School, 
U. of Pa. 

Charlotte Sandt: Medical Secretary, 
Wyeth Laboratories, Radnor, Pa. 

Diane Schilke: Music teacher, Fairfield, 
Conn., Public Schools. 

Ralph Sheldon: Working with father, 
Ralph B. Sheldon, Sr. 

Gary Smith: Claims Representative, 

Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., Phila., Pa. 

(Continued on Page Twelve) 



September, 1956 


(Continued from Page Six) 

Littlestown Hardware & Foundrj- 

^(j_ Ij^c Littlestown 

Lord Manufncluring Co Erie 

Lovell Manufacturing Co. Erie 

Lukcns Steel Co CoatesviUe 

Lynch. Thomas Greensburg 

McClosk.y & Co Philadelphia 

J. Horace McFarland Co Harrisburg 

McFeely-Rogers Foundation Latrobc 

(McFeely Brick Co.) 

McNeil Laboratories. Inc Philadelphia 

Masland Duraleather Co Philadelphia 

James H. Matthews & Co Pittsburgh 

Merccrsburg Tanner>- Division Mercersburg 

(Loewengart & Co.) 

Miller Printing Machinci-y Co Pittsburgh 

Milsan Mills. Inc. Lebanon 

Nannette Manufacturing Co Philadelphi;i 

Natco Corp. Pittsburgh 

National Decalcomania Corp rhilad.'lphia 

National Publishing Co Philadelphia 

National Union Insurance Companies Pittsburgh 

Naugle. Cart A Shippcnsburg 

Nazareth Cement Co Nazareth 

Hugh Nelson-Columbia Carpet Mills. 

Inc. Philadelphia 

John J. Nesbitt. Inc Philadelphia 

Neville Chemical Co Pittsburgh 

New Holland Machine Co New Holland 

(Sperry Corp. Foundation) 

Nosco Plastics. Inc Erie 

H. T. Osburn & Co.. Inc. Franklin 

W. V. Pangbome & Co. Inc Philadelphia 

Paper Manufacturers Co .■ Philadelphia 

Patterson. Graham Philadelphia 

Penn Kruit Company.. Philadelphia 

Pennsylvania Malleable Iron Corp. Lancaster 

Peoples First National Bank & Trust 

Co Pittsburgh 

Peoples Natural Gas Co Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh Bridge & Iron Works Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh-Des Moines Co. Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh Forgings Co. Foundation . Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Foundation Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh Press Co. Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway 

Co, Pittsburgh 

Plymouth Oil Co Pittsburgh 

Precision Grinding Wheel Co., Inc Philadelphia 

Precision Plastics Co Philaielphia 

Morris & Mary Press Foundation Hummelstown 

(Press Dress & Uniform Co.) 
Pure Carbon Co.. Inc. St. Marys 

Quaker State Oil Refining Corp. Oil City 

Reznor Manufacturing Co Mercer 

Ricck Dairy Co. Pittsburgh 

Rii-ck Ice Cream Co. Pittsburgh 

Robertshaw-Fulton Charitable Trust Greensburg 
(Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co.) 

H. H. Robertson Co. ^ Pittsburgh 

Rockwell Charitable Trust Pittsburgh 

(Rockwell Manufacturing Co.) 

Royal .Manufacturing Co.. Inc Allentown 

Royal Pants Manufacturing Co Perkasie 

Schmidt & Ault Paper Co. York 

Christian Schmidt Foundation Philadelphia 

(C. Schmidt & Sons. Inc.) 

Shenango Furnace Co Pittsburgh 

S. Morgan Smith Co. Foundation York 

Sowers Printing Co Lebanon 

St. Marys Sewer Pipe Co.. Inc St. Marys 

Stackpole-Hall Foundation St. Marys 

(Stack pole Carbon Co.) 

Standard Pressed Steel Co Jenkintown 

Standard Steel Specialty Co Beaver Falls 

Speer Carbon Co. St. Marys 

Steel Heddle Mfg. Co Philadelphia 

Charles G. Summers. Jr.. Inc New Freedom 

Swindell-Dressier Foundation Pittsburgh 

(Swindell-Dressier Corp.) 

Tasty Baking Co Philadelphia 

Terminal Warehouse Co Philadelphia 

L. G. L. and Florence S. Thomas 

Foundation Philadelphia 


POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 

Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 

Titan Foundation Bcllefonte 

(Titan Metal Manufacturing Co.) 

F. W. Tunnell Co.. Inc Philadelphia 

E. W. Twitchell. Inc Philadelphia 

Union Bank and Trust Co Bethlehem 

Union Barge Line Corp Pittsburgh 

United Gas Improvement Co. Philadelphia 

L'niversal-Cyclops Foundation Bridgeville 

(Univei-sal-Cyclops Steel Corp.) 

Universal Dental Co Philadelphia 

Upper Darby National Bank Upper Darby 

Vanadium-Alloys Steel Co Latrobe 

Vulcan Mold & Iron Co Latrobe 

Warner Co Philadelphia 

Washington Steel Corp Washington 

Waterman Products Co.. Inc Philadelphia 

Welsbach Corp Philadelphia 

Wertz, Augustus S Reading 

Western Pennsylvania Brewers* 

Association Pittsburgh 

Wheatland Tube Co. Philadelphia 

(Maneely Fund) 

Whiting Patterson Co.. Inc Philadelphia 

Wise Potato Chip Co Berwick 

Wolf Fund Philadelphia 

(Wolf Brothers. Inc.) 

Wolfs Head Oil Refining Co.. Inc Oil City 

Wood-Metal Industries. Inc. Kreamer 

T. B. Wood's Sons Co Chambersburg 

E. A. Wright Co. ., ,..,...., Philadelphia 

Wyckoff Steel Co Pittsburgh 

York Corp. Foundation York 

York Narrow Fabrics Co York 

Zippo Manufacturing Co. Bradford 


Addressograph-Multigraph Co. Cleveland. Ohio 

Allied Stores Foundation. Inc New York, N. Y. 

Allis-Chalmers Foundation, Inc. Milwaukee, Wis. 

American Oil Co New York, N, Y, 

American Radiator & Standard 

Sanitary Corp New York, N, Y, 

.American Tobacco Co.. Inc New York, N. Y. 

Concora Foundation Chicago. III. 

(Container Corp. of America) 
Ravmond E. & Ellen F. Crane 

Foundation Miami. Fla. 

Deluxe Check Printers Foundation, St. Paul, Minn. 

Erie Railroad Co. Cleveland. Ohio 

General American Transportation 

Corp. Chicago, 111. 

General Foods Fund. Inc New York. N. Y. 

General Motors Corp. Detroit, Mirh, 

General Tire Foundation Akron, Ohio 

International Har\'ester Co. Chicago, III, 

S, S, Kresge Co Detroit, Mich, 

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 

Co Springfield. Mass. 

Oscar .Mayer Foundation, Inc, Chicago, III, 

William T, Morris Foundation New York, N, Y, 

National Biscuit Co, New York, N, Y, 

National Dairy Products Corp New York, N. Y. 

Pillsbury Mills, Inc Minneapolis, Minn, 

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Foundation, 

Inc Chicago. III. 

CLASS OF 1956 

' Continued from Page Eleven) 

Glen Smith: Temple University Medi- 
cal School. 

Jessie Smith: Jr. H. S. English teacher, 
Blue Mountain Jt. School System, Or- 
wigsburg, Pa. 

Mary Jane Solomon: Secretary, Co- 
lumbia Artists" Management, Inc., N. 
Y. City. Continuing private voice 

Gene Stettler: Smith Chevrolet Mo- 
tors, Middleburg, Pa. 

Gene Stock: Burroughs Corp., Sun- 
bury, Pa. area. 

Margaret Sultzbaugh: Elementary mu- 
sic teacher, Wilmington, Del. 

Harold Trabosh: Military Service. 

Ray Tyler: Management training pro- 
gram. Sears & Roebuck Corp., Al- 
toona, Pa. 

Genevieve Thomas Waters: Commer- 
cial teacher, Mifflinburg, Pa. 

Seth Wheeland: Military Service. 

Gerald Wilson: Management training 
program, P. P. & L., Allentown. Pa. 

John Yeich: Gettysburg Seminary. 


Patricia Dawn Bortle: Private Secre- 
tary, State Farm Ins. Co., Springfield, 

Barbara Enck — Medical Secretary, Lan- 
caster General Hospital, Pa. 

Getell Friedman: Secretary, Alumni 
Office, Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Kay Kline Koch: Secretary, Snyder 
Co. Trust Co., Selinsgrove, Pa, 

Barbara Mottern: Secretary, Public 
Relations Dept., Susquehanna Uni- 

Socony Mobil Oil Co.. Inc New York, N V 

Sylvania Foundation New York, N, Y, 

(Sylvania Electric Products, Inc) 

Time, Inc New York. N, Y. 

Transogram Co., Inc New York, N. Y. 

(Charles S, Raizen Foundation) 
Union Carbide Educulional Fund, New York, N. Y. 

(Union Carbide and Carbon Corp.) 
United States Steel Foundation. 

Inc New York. N. Y. 


Vol.-XXI¥- N'. 

December, 1956 

No.X 7 



Susquehanna's present library building was built in 1928 when the college had 8,000 volumes. 
Today it has 33,000 volumes and shelving space is most urgently needed. Also there is not 
enough space with the present college enrollment to accommodate students who should use 
the library. 

Although plans have not been finally approved, the addition probably will be con- 
structed as pictured above on the south end of the present building and will 
double the floor space. The entrance will face the west and will fea- 
ture five large, white pillars. $150,000 of the Centennial 
Fund has been allocated for this purpose. 



December 1956 

New Year Greetings 

Here's my hand and heart in gratitude to each one of you! I hope 
our alumni have had a joyous Christmas, and that the New Year will 
have for each of you God's guidance and blessing. May we go forward 
in faith to new victories in His name. 

You are responding to the challenge of our Centennial Appeal in 
the spirit of grateful alumni. Your response is establishing a record for 
S. U. of alumni giving. God bless you all! 

G. MORRIS SMITH, President 

Susquehanna University 

December 17. 1956 

My heart is warm as we find ourselves in the Holiday Season; the 
Centennial Appeal for $700,000 has been obtained to construct the new 
music building and build an addition to the library. 


I want to congratulate and offer words of praise to those who have 
given of their time, talent and possessions in order that the spirit of SUS- 
QUEHANNA will live and that your children will bo able to benefit from 
your work. 

On December 15, 392 alumni contributed a total of $32,015.00 to the 
Centennial Building Fund. This includes those alumni who are also 
members of the Board of Trustees and members of the faculty. 

We anticipate that there will be many more alumni who will con- 
tribute before the final amount is recorded. Additional funds will be 
required to provide furnishings and equipment and to add further to 
the endowment to provide improved faculty salaries. My Christmas 
will be happier because of your friendly support, hearty cooperation and 
willingness to help. 

I sincerely wish you and yours a New Year filled with success an.l 

Sincerely yours, 

General Alumni Association 
Susquehanna University 


Ivars Avots '55 was married to Benita 
Rauda, a student at the Univ. of 
Washington on July 29. The wed- 
ding was held in Bellingham, Wash. 
Ivars is now in service, and stationed 
in Davenport, Iowa. 

Eugene R. Debarr x'43 recently mar- 
ried Leola G. Companaro of Ohio. 
Eugene is Director of the Cuyahoga 
County Council for Retarded Chil- 

Mary E. Farlling '28 was married to 
Donald E. Hollway on Sept. 29 in St. 
Stephen's Lutheran Church, Wilming- 

ton, Del. The Rev. Dr. Park W. 
Huntington '17 performed the cere- 
mony. The couple now reside in Red 
Lion, Pa. 

Orville W. Glass, Jr. '53 was married on 
Dec. 1 to Yvonne E. Heyd of Salladas- 
burg. Orville is employed as an ac- 
countant for the Aircraft Marine 
Products, Inc. of Harrisburg, where 
the couple plan to reside. 

Marguerite L. Heffelfinger '53 was 

united in marriage to Richard C. 
Budd of Newburgh, N. Y. on Oct. 13 

in First Presbyterian Church, Blooms- 
burg. The couple reside in Elizabeth. 
N. J. 

Raymond L. Heflfner x'58 was married 
to Nancy M. Walker of Sunbury on 
Sept. 16 in Zion Lutheran Church. 
Raymond is in the U. S. Navy, sta- 
tioned at Bainbridge, Md. 

T. Justin Myers, Jr. '53 was married on 
Oct. 20 to M. June Miller of Mont- 
gomery, Pa. The Rev. John R. Knaul 
'39 performed the ceremony in Christ 
Evangelical Lutheran Church. Jus- 
tin is associated with his father in the 
insurance business. 

Gilbert R. Rowe x'58 and Lete Jean 
Garman of Lewisburg, Pa. were mar- 
ried on Sept. 15 in Christ's Evangeli- 
cal Church. The couple are now re- 
siding at 306 S. Mkt. St., Selinsgrove. 

Anna M. Schumacher x'54 was mar- 
ried on Sept. 29 to Dr. Alfred B. Van- 
dersluis, Ohio, in the First Congre- 
gational Church of Flushing, N. Y. 
Attending the wedding were Miss 
Joane Heinley x'54 and Mr. '53 and 
Mrs. (Charlotte Neuman x'54) Thom- 
as E. Marts, Jr. Ann is now teaching 
nursing arts at Genessee Hospital in 
Rochester, where the couple plan to 

Genevieve L. Thomas '56 was married 
to Matthew Waters this summer in 
St. David's Lutheran Church, Davids- 
ville. Pa. Genevieve is teaching at 
Mifflinburg H. S., while Matt con- 
tinues his studies at S. U. The couple 
reside at 301 S. Mkt. St., Selinsgrove. 

John H. Wright, Jr. '49 married Mary 
L Boone of Beaver Meadows Pa. on 
Oct. 27 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Hazleton. The service was solemn- 
ized by Dr. H. Clay Bergstresser '17. 
Paul A. Wagner '50 was one of the 

Junior Co-eds 

AMIG — a daughter, Shawn, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. (Zola Robinson '50) 
Donald J. Amig on Oct. 20. The 
Amigs have another daughter, I.' • 
who is two years of age. They resin. 
in Camp Hill, Pa. 

BULL — Mark Spencer arrived on Dec. 
5, 1955 to Mr. and Mrs. (Maria Shet- 
ler '50) William Bull. The Bulls re- 
side at 207 David Dr., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

DAVIS — Lynne Allison was born on 
Nov. 18 to Mr. x'50 and Mrs. (Nelda 
Shafer '51) Donald R. Davis, accord- 
ing to a most unique birth announce- 
ment. The Davis' reside in Levit- 
town. Pa. 

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Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrov 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months 

e. Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
of September, December, March and June. 

December 1956 



Dr. Smith Reports Success in $500,000 

Campaign. Expresses Gratefulness. 

Our Centennial Appeal, planned and discussed since 1954, has gone over the 
top. The Synod goal of $500,000 was oversubscribed by $20,621, as of December 7, 
1956. Besides this, gifts from Trustees, faculty, alumni and friends rose to $57,219. 
There had accumulated in the building fund before our recent campaign $208,217. 
Adding these three items together, our Centennial Fund in cash and pledges 
amounts to $786,057. 

For the success of our efforts I am 
profoundy grateful to God, the church, 
our pastors, and the thousands of folks 
who have made victory possible. The 
prayers and hard work of many have 
been blessed of God. To Him be the 
honor and the praise. 

We believe the fund will still grow. 
Additional money will be sorely needed 
for new instruments, as well as new 
furnishings and equipment in the Li- 
brary and Music Building, and for an 
enlarged endowment for better salaries 
for faculty and personnel. The hope is 
entertained that when we celebrate the 
Centennial in 1958, Susquehanna may 
announce $1,000,000 in its general En- 
dowment fund. The endowment of the 
college is at present $667,150. It is now 
clear that our $700,000 goal for the 
Centennial was always a minimum goal. 

Bids will be opened for the Music 
Building on January 15. As soon there- 
after as feasible construction will start. 
The concrete blocks, a gift of our trus- 
tee, Orlando Houts, are already on the 
campus. Preliminary drawings of the 
Library have also been started. Both 
buildings will go forward apace, so that 
both may be ready for dedication in 
1958, our Centennial year. 

In regard to payments, both congre- 
gational and personal, it is urged that 
these be made as promptly as possible 
so the whole program may go forward 
without delay. We are now embarked 
on great preparations for 1958. Let's 
carry them through with fidelity and 
growing enthusiasm. 


(Continued from Page Two) 
FLANNERY — Joseph James arrived at 
Echo Lane, Newburgh, N. Y. on 
Sept. 23. The happy parents are Mr. 
and Mrs. (Ethel KnifTin '43) Joseph 

HEATON— Janet Kay arrived at the 
home of Mr. '46 and Mrs. Blair L. 
Heaton on Oct. 15. They have one 
other child, Kenneth — who is ever so 

proud of his new sister. The Heat- 
ons live in Selinsgrove. 

JOYCE — Philip Gordon was born on 
March 22 to the Rev. '52 and Mrs. 
(Jean McDonald '51) Wm. Gordon 
Joyce of Ridgway, Pa. Philip is the 
first child. 

KOCH — a son, Ricky was born on Nov. 
6, 1955 (1955 S. U. Homecoming) to 
Mr. '50 and Mrs. (Maude Jones '49) 
Andrew A. Koch of Philadelphia, Pa. 
The Kochs have one other son, 
Andy Jr. 

LAUVER— Kirk Stuart arrived at the 
home of Mr. '54 and Mrs. (Jean Rowe 
'54) Orville H. Lauver on Dec. 7. 
Jean and Orville recently moved to 
721 E. Boundary Ave., York, Pa. 

McCUE — a daughter, Alexandra Lou- 
ise, is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. 
(Janet Popken x'50) Leonard D. Mc- 
Cue of Livingston, N. J. Alexandra 
was born on Nov. 3. 

REILLY — Judith Ann was born to Mr. 
'49 and Mrs. James B. Reilly on Oct. 
24. The Reillys live in East Orange, 
N. J. 

ROOK— Donald Randall made his ap- 
pearance at the home of Mr. '56 and 
Mrs. Donald E. Rook on Aug. 27. 
The Rook's live in North Hills, Pa. 

SCHROEDTER— William Burt arrived 
on July 23 to Mr. and Mrs. (Jane 
Bollinger '51) Paul Schroedter of 
Waynesboro, Pa. The Schroedter's 
have one other son. Max, who is two 
and one-half years old. 

TOROK— Keith Wagner arrived on the 
scene in Hatboro, Pa. on Sept. 6. 
This is the first child of Mr. '53 and 
Mrs. (Joyce Wagner '53) Steve F. 

'iVOLLASTON — Nancy Lee was born on 
Nov. 3 to Mr. '52 and Mrs. (Althea 
Ferguson '51) Edward A. Wollaston. 
The Wollaston's have recently moved 
to 319 Haines Street, Kane, Pa. 

ZEIDLER— Paul Frank was born to Mr. 
'48 and Mrs. (Ruth Williams '47) 
Frank A. Zeidler on Oct. 10. They 
have another child Carol, who is four 
years old. The Zeidler's reside in 
Pomplon Plains, N. J. 

ZORN — Kathryn Suzanne was born on 
Sept. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. (Barbara 
Morris x'54) Gunnar Zorn of Sads- 
burvville. Pa. This is their first child. 

— On Parade 

*00 ^'^' •'"*"* '■ Woodruff celebrated 
00 his 92nd birthday on Nov. 17. 
After serving 51 years as a teacher and 
college professor, he now keeps busy 
with a multitude of activities. He is 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of 
the Snyder Co. Trust Company, and is 
in the process of compiling another 
collection of poems and essays. 

>Qi Dr. William M. Rearick, Pastor 
J/tJ emeritus of MifHinburg Luther- 
an Church and long-time trustee of 
S. U., was honored at a special service 
on Nov. 4 for 50 years service to his 
church. Dr. G. Morris Smith spoke at 
the service and traced the notable min- 
isterial career of Dr. Rearick. A plaque 
was presented to Dr. Rearick by the 


The Rev. Ammon W. Smith, in 

recent correspondence with the 
Alumni Office, told of a chance meeting 
he had with Vance Gobel '14. The two 
S.U. sports enthusiasts had a good time 
discussing the Bucknell-S.U. baseball 
game of May, 1914 when Gobel pitched 
S.U. to a 5-4 victory. With the score 
tied in the 8th inning, Lester Shannon 
'15 got a single. Second baseman Smith 
then brought him home with a home 
run. S.U. students were elated over 
the victory, and carried Gobel ofT the 
field. He is now Chief Purchasing agent 
for the Edgewater Steel Co., and lives 
in Oakmont, Pa. Pastor Smith is retired 
from the ministry and is now living in 
Leesburg, Fla. 

'or Christie E. Zimmerman, mis- 
^ J sionary of the Lutheran Church 
in India, last month visited her aunt in 
Selinsgrove while on a furlough. Miss 
Zimmerman visited Jerusalem in Oct. 
just prior to the recent hostilities. 
Jrtiy Harold A. Swank, for the past 
^ I ten years assistant principal of 
the Jr. High School in Connellsville, 
Pa., has recently been appointed prin- 
cipal of the same school. 

Russell E. 

nger it 

co-author of a new 
social studies book 
entitled "American 
Democracy", which 
is being published 
by the American 
Book Company. Mr. 
Klinger for the past 
ten years has been 
head of the Social 
Studies Dept. of the Trenton, N. J. 
(Continued on Page 6) 

LV Klinj 

Russell Klinger 

Central H. S. 



December 195G 

Alumni Help Push Centennial Appeal Over 
the Top. $700000 Goal Oversubscribed by 
$86,000. 400 Alumni Subscribe $32,000. 

Listed below are alumni who have responded to the Centennial Appeal as of 
December 19. Since members of the Lutheran Church in the Central Pennsylvania 
Synod raised more than $500,000 of the total amount, many names of alumni who 
contributed through their churches are not included herewith. 

Where an asterisk appears before a name, it indicates that the alumnus ha.5 
made his contribution through the Board of Directors and the amount is not in- 
cluded in the Class Total. 

Club News 

1886 — $50.00 

George R. Ulrich 

1898 — $100.00 
•Frank A. Eyer 

Alice Gortner Fischer 

1899 — $45.00 
Luther C. Hassinser 
Harvey I). Hoover 
William Schnure 

1900 — $100.00 

W. Ralph WaKonseller 

1901 — S.50.00 

Edwin M. Brungart 

1902 — $127.50 
Charles I. Boyer 
Florence Wagenseller Marks 
Philip H. Pearson 

1904 — $200.00 

Chalender H. Lesher 
Calvin P. Swank 

1907 — $105.00 

Mar>' Jacobs Ru.ssell 
Charles M. Teufel 

1908 — $375.00 

George F. Dunkelberger 
John J. Houtz 
M. Kathryn Moser 
Milton A. Spotty 

1909 — $225.00 
Grace A.Geiselman 
John S. Hoover 
Mervyn J. Ross 

1910 — $30.00 
Arthur C. Harris 
Frances Bastian Shircman 

1911 — $15.00 
♦Claude G. Aikens 

Idella M. Kretchman 
•Latimer S. Landes 
Roy A. DeLong 

1912 — $155.00 
Thomas J. Herman 
Harry G. Hubler 
Ethel Harter Hubler 
Harr>' R. Shipe 

1913 — $365.00 
Margaret Benner Burns 
C. Earl Fecse 

Maria Geiselman Gabrielson 
John B. Knisflcy 
Mary Graybill Kniseley 
Raymond L. Lubold 
Sara B. Manhart 

1914 — $45.00 
•Harry W. Miller 

Dorothy .Schock Rearick 
Ammon W. Smith 

1915 — $300.00 
Nathaniel A. Danowsky 
J. Frank Faust 

•John F. Harkins 

Guy C. Lamer 

Emma Moyer Masteller 
1910 — $530 00 

Cloyd E. Bottiger 

Martin L. Dolhccr. Sr. 

Katherine Wagner Harkins 

J. Paul Harman 

Bc-ss Fefterolf Keller 
1917 — $10.00 

Hcrhir' S. Rausch 
191S -- $155.00 

Fred Crossland 

Lulu Fettcrolf Harman 

Katharine V. Persing 

Frank A. Staib 

Evelyn J. Strohecker 

1919 — $.590.00 
Willard D. Allbfck 
0«ORr H. Bverly 
Christine Pchock Cassler 
Harry J. Frymire 
Helen Salem Wescoat 

1920 — $352.50 
Arch A. Aucker 
Ru<!«ell F. Auman 
Esther rres<man 
HarnM Y. Fisher 

•Joso.-h J, Haokenherg 
•G. Blair Harman 

1921 — $550.00 
Orris H. Aurand 
Maurice R. Gortner 
Virginia Busier Parsons 
Stewart M. Peters 
Robert B. Rearick 
Ruth LaRue Thompson 
Ernest F. Walker 
Mildred E. Winston 

1922 — $380.00 
Merle H. Beam 
Mary Beck Grant 
Charles E. Held 
Alma L. Long 
Bessie C. Long 
George W. and Bertha 


1923 — $740.00 
Thomas Atkinson 
Marlyn R. Fetterolf 
Beatrice Rettinger 

1924 — $1,335.00 

Miriam Huyett Alexander 
William H. Blough 
Mai-garet Wedlund Blough 
Alvin W. Carpenter 
J. Campbell Coons 
Harold S. Duppstadt 
Mabel Kinsey Fetterolf 
Glenn E. Fisher 
I. Wilson Kepner 
Lottie Brosius Kepner 
Alma V. McCullough 
Joseph C. McLain 
Mabel Mumma McLain 
Mary K. Potteiger 

1925 — $790.00 
Norman R. Benner 

•Roger M. Blough 
Dorothy Clarke Creager 
Marlin N. Endcrs 
Harlan D. Fague 
A. Ellsworth Grove. Jr. 
C. Ralph Gramley 
Frank R. Kerlin 
Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh 
Verda P. Long 
Clarence E. Phillips 
Luther C. Salem 
Lester M. Shaffer 
Spurgeon T. Shue 
Sara Bi-ungart Stevens 
Neal W. Wormley 

1926 - $370.00 
Eugeie T. Adams 
Lee E. Boyer 

Margaret Schmiermund Bruce 
aara Hassinger Fague 
Mabel Dagle Gramley 
Gertrude McKee Kaup 
Margaret Elizabeth Keiser 
Lucy Herr Smith 
Ethel V. Taylor 
Orren R. Wagner 
,„„ Parke R. Wagner 

1927 — $85.00 

Mary E. Bowersox 
Elsie Nace Enders 
Dewey S. Herrold 
Clinton Weisenfluh 

1928 — $407.50 
Newton L. Bartges 
Margaiit H. Buyers 
Vesta Steininger Cook 
E-lwin O. Constahle 
Elizabeth «tong Eichelbergcr 
Mai-shnll H. Fausold 
Georgiene Fickes Frost 
Heber H. Hummel 

Ruth Dively Kaufman 

Dorothy W. Pritchard 

Charles M. Shaffer 

Ray G. Sheeler 

Laentenn McCahan Shelley 

Helen Ott Soper 

Essex Holsford Wagner 

1929 ~ $307.50 
Anna M. Allewelt 
Adam P. Bingaman 

Carol O. Bird 
Henry R. Carichner 
Charles E. Fisher 
Gertrude Fisher Jones 
Jerome B. Kaufman 
Harr>' J. Lupfer 
Ethel Weikert Reuning 
Russell T. Shilling 
George A. Spaid 
Gertrude Arb()gast Spaid 
Virginia Ulsh Troutman 

1930 — $1,296.40 
Paul M. Bishop 
Edward T. Bollinger 
Frances Thomas Davis 
Dorothy Heiser Fisher 
Raymond P. Garman. Sr. 
Lewis C. Herrold 

Mary Eastep Hill 
Oren S. Kaltriter 
Florence Lauver 
Myer R. Musser 
Ruth Goff Nicodemus 
Luke H. Rhoads 
Simun B. Rhoads 
George S. Spangler 
Kathryn Morning Ziegler 

1931 — $465.00 

Lois Brungart Bendigo 
Lawrence C. Fisher 
Paul M. Haines 
Ronald E. Kehler 
Mary E. Lauver 
Bruce E. Nicodemus 
Helen E. O'Connell 
Ruth Maurey Quinter 
Ira C. Saiasaman 

1932 — $250.00 
Mildred H. Bolich 
Herman R. Fenstermaeher 
Lewis R. Fox 

Herbert G. Hohman 
Mai-tba A. Jones 
Arline Kanyuck Lerda 
Elizabeth Wardrop Weller 

1933 — $185.00 
Selon F. Dockey 
J. Paul Edwards 
Anna Moody Edwards 
Harold R. Kramer 
Flora Ellmore Shilling 
J. Donald Steele 
Bruce Worthington 

Marian Walbom Worthington 

1934 — $180.00 
Nelson J. King 
Eleanor Brown Miller 
Pauline Crow Mount 
Virginia Andrews Rhoads 

1935 ~~ $1,145.00 

Frances Marks Basenberg 
Robert R. Clark 
Jess Pleasanton Coxo 
S. Hilda Mickey 
Anna E. dinger 
Erie I. Shobert, II 

1936 — $737.00 
Frederic C. Billman 
H. Vernon Ferster 
Kathryn Weber Finkbinder 
Grace Drew Greninger 
James A. Grossman 
Janet Earhart Harkins 
Albert Hess 

Mary Landon Russell 
LaRue C. Shempp 
Ralph I. Schockey 
Dorothy B. Turner 

1937 — $517.00 
Lester J. Karschner 
Mary Richard Knight 
Charles Leese 

Elsie Myers 

P"ra"ces Smith Novinger 
E. Raymond Shaheen 
Clyde R. Spitzner 
Helen Wetzel Spitzner 

(Continued on Page 7) 


The Lehigh-Valley District Alumni 
Club held its fall meeting on Sat., Nov. 
3 at the Americus Hotel in Allentown, 
with approximately 32 in attendance. 
The following were elected to office: 
Pres., Harold R. Kramer '48; V. Pres,, 
Mrs. Margaret Ide Maguire "33; Scct'y., 
Mrs. Miriam Unangst Zell '42 and 
Treas., Willard H. Schadel "41. 

Dr. Russell W. Gilbert was the guest 
speaker for the evening. Matters dis- 
cussed were a possible scholarship pro- 
gram for S.U. students and plans for 
a proposed spring picnic. 


The North New Jersey Alumni Club 
will hold its annual meeting on March 
2 at the Friar Tuck Inn, Route 23, Ce- 
dar Grove, N.J. Representative from 
the campus will be Dean Russell Gait. 
Reservations should be made by Feb. 
20 with either Herb Hains, 232 E. Cedar 
St., Livingston, N.J., or Bob Bogdanffy, 
26 Chestnut Dr., Packanack Lake, N.J. 
Buffet at 7:30 p.m. $3.00 per person. 


The Philadelphia District Alumni 
Club held a coffee hour immediately 
after the S.U.-Swarthmore game on 
Sat., Oct. 6. Later in the evening, the 
club was host to the coaches and mem- 
bers of the team at the Eagles-Redskins 
National Fro Football game. 


The York and Harrisburg Area Clubs, 
on Oct. 29, jointly sponsored a benefit 
performance of the AUenberry Players 
in "Papa Is AH". Approximately two 
hundred and sixty were present for 
this gala affair, and all agreed that it 
was an evening of great entertainment 
as well as one of enjoyable fellowship. 
In the dining rooms, and in the Play- 
house itself could be found groups of 
alumni chatting and renewing acquaint- 
ances with friends or classmates who, 
in some cases, they had not seen for 
many years. 

The purpose of this night was two- 
fold: to supply the necessary funds for 
the Harrisburg Club to establish a 
scholarship similar to the York Club 
and to further the York Club's schol- 
arship program. There were many con- 
tributions from members who were no: 
able to attend the play. The officers of 
both clubs were gratified and encour- i 
aged with the fine support of the Alum- • 
ni, but sincerely hope that more mem- , 
bers and friends will be able to attend 
the next such outing to be given some- 
time during the coming summer. ' 

December 1956 



Century Club Members 

Alumni who have contributed $100.00 or more to the Centennial Fund 

through the Alumni Office. The Alumni Office regrets it does not have 

the names of many who have contributed through their churches 

in Central Pennsylvania Svnod. 

John F. & Dorothy Wil- 
liamson Adams 
Claude G. Aikens 
Miriam Hu.vett Alexander 
Arch A. & Katharine 

Heldt Aucker 
Russell F. Auman 
Thomas Atkinson 
Merle A. Beam 
Jean B. Beamenderfer 
Harold H. & Katherine 

Dictterle Benion 
Norman R. Benner 
Frederic C. Billman 
Paul M. Bishop 
Roger M. Blough 
William H. & Margaret 

Widlund Blough 
Frederick O. Brubaker 
Henry R. Carichner 
Alvin W. Carpenter 
Elizabeth Burnham Chase 
Robert R. Clark 
Edwin O. Constable 
J. Campbell Coons 
Esther Cressman 
Nathaniel A. Danowski 
Mary Heim Davey 
Frances Thomas Davis 
Mary Ann Dixon 
Martin L. Dobleer, Sr. 
Marlin M. & Elsie Nace 

Frank A. Ever 
Harland D." & Sara 

Hassinger Fague 
J. Frank Faust 
Marlyn R. Fetterolf 
Mabel Kinsey Fetterolf 
Alice Gortner Fischer 
Glenn E. Fisher 
Dorothy Heiser Fisher 
Harold Y. Fisher 
Lawrence C. Fisher 
Maria Geiselman 

V. Carl Gacona 
Raymond P. Garman, Sr. 

Grace A. Geiselman 
John G. & Audrey D. 

Maurice R. Gortner 
Reed A. & Grace Drew 

A. Ellsworth Grove 
Joseph L. Hackenberg 
Janet Earhart Harkins 
John F. Harkins 
Katherine Wagner 

J. Paul Harman 
Charles E. Held 
Thomas J. Herman 
Lewis C. Herrold 
Warren C. Herrold 
Albert & Martha Bolig 

Herbert G. Hohman 
Merle V. Hoover 
Mary Krumbholz Hoover 
John J. Houtz 
Lester J. Karschner 
I. Wilson Kepner 
Lottie Brosius Kepner 
Ray W. Kline 
Mary Richard Knight 
John B. & Mary Graybill 

Eugene F. Kolva 
Charles L. & Eleanor 

Steele Lady 
Latimer S. Landes 
John R. Leach 
Elizabeth Miller Leach 
Chalender H. Lesher 
Ellen Brand Lewis 
Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh 
Bessie & Alma Long 
Alma V. McCoUough 
Sarah B. Manhart 
Kenneth M. Merz 
Harry W. Miller 
Charles A. Morris 
M. Kathryn Moser 
Pauline Crow Mount 
Glenn L. Musser 

Mver R. Musser 
Bruce E. & Ruth Goff 

Irene K. Oldt 
Palmer Otto 
Philip H. Pearson 
Stewart M. Peters 
Luke H. & Virginia 

Andrews Rhoads 
Edward S. & Blanche 

Forney Rogers, Jr. 
Charles H. Rohmann 
Janet L. Rohrbach 
Mary Grace Jacobs 

Dianne H. Schilke 
Raymond and Jean Wheat 

Rebecca J. Shade 
Charles M. Shaffer 
Lester M. Shaffer 
Nevin C. T. Shaffer 
E. Raymond Shaheen 
Jack P. Shipe 
Erie I. Shobert, U 
Spurgeon T. Shue 
Lucy Herr Smith 
George S. Spangler 
Jacob M. Spangler. Jr. 
Clyde R. Spitzner 
Helen Wentzel Spitzner 
J. Donald Steele 
Sara Brungart Stevens 
Eleanor Benner Stuck 
Margaret D. Sultzbaugh 
Calvin P. Swank 
Philip R. Templin 
Ruth LaRue Thompson 
W. Ralph Wagenseller 
Orren R. Wagner 
Parke & Essex Botsford 

Ernest F. Walker 
Helen Salem Wescoat 
Robert F. & Elise 

Thompson Wohlsen 
William P. Yancho 
Kathryn Morning Zeigler 

SEASON. Win 4 Lose 3. 

The Crusaders, with four wins and 
three losses, chalked up their best foot- 
ball record since 1951, with wins over 
Ursinus (26-13), Nat'l Aggies (19-0), 
Wilkes (31-7) and Wagner (26-13). 
The Crusaders lost to Swarthmore (12- 
13), Bridgewater (0-27) and Haverford 

Dick Purnell, according to Coach 
Stagg, one of the best quarterbacks 
ever to wear the orange and maroon, 
received honorable mention as a Little 
All American. He placed 17th in the 
nation (small colleges) with a total net 
gain of 1072 yds., averaging 6.5 yds. 
per carry. 

Main joy of the coaches, however, 
was the stalwart work of the line. Play- 
ing effectively every game, the boys 
allowed their opponents an average of 
only 96 yds. per game. This placed the 
Orange and Maroon 16th in the nation. 

Said Head Coach "Whitey" Keil: 
•■Line Coach Bob Pittello and I are 
very happy with the spirit, determina- 
tion and co-operation shown by the 
1956 team. The players, individually, 
and as a team, played above what was 
felt to be their ability. Our freshman 
group fitted in very smoothly with our 

"If we had greater squad depth, at 
least two of the defeats might have 
been in the victory column. Our small 
squad of twenty-five men gave 100 
per cent. To continue our success and 
improvement in 1957, we must con- 
tinue to encourage boys who are good 
students and athletes to attend Susque- 
hanna. The alumni can do a big job 
in helping the team to accomplish its 
objective of a big season next year." 

Prospects for 1957 are good. The 
team loses only Leonard Quick through 
graduation, and if, as is pointed out in 
Coach Keils comments, greater depth 
can be added, the record should be even 
more impressive than that of 1956. 

Replacing Wilkes and the Nat'l Ag- 
gies in the 1957 schedule will be Dick- 
inson and Grove City. 

Section of S. U. Alumni in attendance at the Convention of the U.L.C.A. in 

Harrisburg. as they got together to renew friendships in the Penn Harris 

Hotel on October 15. President and Mrs. G. Morris Smith are seen in 

the center of the group. 

Start Planning Now 


Saturday, May 4 



December 1956 

Dean Gall Predicts Heavy Enrollment. 
Alumni Urged to Refer Applicants Early. 

Dr. Russell Gait, Dean 

The attention of the alumni is called to the necessity cf early registration of 
prospective students for the freshman class of September 1957. American colleges 
are pressed these days by the large number of applicants seeking to enter college, 
and Susquehanna is no exception. Last summer some ct cur alumni were dis- 
appointed when they recommended prospective students and found that their 
names had to be put on a waiting list. 

Since one of our best sources of new- 
students is our alumni, this word is 
therefore being sent out now to urge 
all who are going to direct students 
here to do so as soon as possible and 
thus avoid disappointment. 

For the past three years we have 
been drawing large freshman classes 
to this college and filling up our capac- 
ity to its limits. As a result, our campus 
will be crowded this coming fall with 
a greater number of upperclassmen 
than usual. This will automatically re- 
duce the number of freshmen who can 
be accepted. It is therefore already ap- 
parent that the next freshman class 
will have to be smaller than the three 
freshman classes which preceded it. 
This creates another reason for early 

The September 1957 class is already 
filling up. We therefore can expect our 
enrollment cf last summer to be re- 
peated this year. Our freshman enroll- 
ment will probably be completed early 
and we will again be forced to resort 
to a waiting list this summer. 

A question has recently been asked 
why Susquehanna does not follow the 
practice of the large universities and 
the prestige institutions which hold up 
announcement of the acceptance of new 
students until the middle of April. The 
answer is that since Susquehanna is 
one of the relatively small liberal arts 
colleges in Pennsylvania there would 
be no gain to us in following the pro- 
cedure of tiie "big" institutions. In 
fact, we would stand to lose by sn 

Under our present system it is to 
our advantage to accept as early as 
possible all of the good applicants who 
apply here. We have found that in gen- 
eral those who are willing to pay our 
entrance fees early in order to gel 
prompt acceptance want to come to 
Susquehanna. Most of them are not 
shopping around al other colleges. We 
lose relatively few of these early ap- 
plicants. Therefore, to delay until the 
middle of April the acceptance of such 
students would drive them to seek 
entrance elsewhere. Under such a pro- 
cedure, we might find ourselves in late 

spring and summer forced to recruit 
a large part of our freshman class from 
the castoffs of other institutions in- 
stead of being able to select early the 
better students who really want to 
come here. 

Within the limitations of our entrance 
requirements as stated in our catalogue 
our Entrance Committee gives special 
and extra attention to any applicant 
who is sent to us by an alumnus of 
Susquehanna. However, because of the 
tremendous pressure which is on col- 
leges these days, we must give prompt 
consideration to those early applicants 
who make Susquehanna their firsi 
choice and are able to meet our en- 
trance requirements. 

Will you therefore send us the names 
of those who are interested in entering 
Susquehanna and we will send the nec- 
essary information to facilitate early 


Susquehannans On Parade 

(Continued from page 3) 
Paul M. Haines on Jan. 26 will 
represent Susquehanna at the 
7th Annual Citation Luncheon, honor- 
ing Presidents of the Penna. colleges 
and universities, at the Shoreham Ho- 
tel in Washington, D. C. Paul has been 
elected as a member-at-large of the 
Executive Committee of this organiz- 
ation, which brings together the alumni 
of all Penna. colleges and universities 
in the Washington area. Ira C. Sassa- 
man on Dec. 1 began his work as Di- 
rector of Christian Education for the 
Central Penna. Synod of the U.L.C.A. 
He will guide the work of Christian 
Education among the 625 congregations 
of the Svnod. 


Dr. Andrew V. Kozak is now 

with the Glenn L. Martin Co., 
Baltimore 3, Md. 



H. S., 


The Rev. James B. DifTenderfer 

was recently installed as a 
member of the Chaplaincy Staff of the 
Lutheran Board of Inner Missions at a 
service held in Trinity Church, Darby, 
Pa. Pastor Diffenderfer will serve in 
the Philadelphia area. 

Eugene F. Williams is now Prin- 
cipal of the Middle Township 
H. S., Cape May Courthouse, N. J. 

Mrs. John Mertz (Harriet 
Gould), Head of the Music Dept. 
at South Miami, Fla. Jr. H. S., was a 
member of the faculty of the Music 
Education Workshop held Aug. 6-17 at 
Appalachian State Teachers College, 
Boone, N. C. 

t i /\ John Hospo- 
4^7 dar, Jr. in 

April was appoint- 
ed Assistant to the 
Director of Ac- 
counting for the 
Campbell Soup Co., 
Camden, N. J. 


President of Alumni Assoc, Clyiir K. 
Spitzner. with Homecoming Queen, 
Miss Elizabeth Stradling of Barclay, 

Robert R. 
* ■» ^^ J J^ Patterson is 
John Hosp^dar, Jr. in the Sales Dept. 
of the Yale & Towne Mfg. Co., San 
Francisco, Calif. 

JTrt Faye R. Lewis has joined the 

3^ faculty of the Susquehanna 
Township School District, Dauphin 
County. She is teaching mathematics. 
The Rev. William Gordon Joyce is now 
pastor of the First Evangelical Luther- 
an Church, Ridgway, Pa. Pastor Joyce 
had previously served as Assistant Pas- 
tor at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Pitts- 

>f^Q William A. Davenport is a field 
00 representative for the Aetna 
Casualty and Surety Co. in Pittsburgh. 
(Continued on Next Page) 

December 1956 



Alumni Contributors (Cont'd fi'om Page 4) 

1938 — $375.00 

Ethel Ramer Coulter 
Mary Heim Davey 
Reed A. Greninger 
Martha Bolig Hess 
Ray W. Kline 
Caroline Grubb Reisinger 

1939 — S302.00 

Jean B. Beamenderfer 
HaroldH. Benion 
Marjorie Curtis Hanson 
W. Frank Laudenslayer 
Eleanor Croft Learn 
Paul D. Ochenrider 
Mathilda Neudoerffer Powt-ll 
R. Harold Saunders 
Jane Schnure 
Louise E. West 

1940 — 5404.10 
Elizabeth J. Barnhart 
David Coren 

John G. Gensel 
J. Leon Haines 
John A. Learn 
Joseph Mehalow 
William E. Nye 
Paul M. Orso 
WiUard H. Schadel 
Jack P. Shipe 
Virginia Mann Wolren 

1941 — 5705.00 
Dorothy E. Artz 
Katherine Dietterle Benion 
Florence Reitz Brenneman 
Warren C. Herrold 
Merle V. Hoover 

Elaine Miller Hunt 
Faith Harheson McNitt 
Glenn L. Musser 
Dnnglas A. Portzline 
HilHa M. Ritter 
Hilda Friederick Schadel 
Paul C. Shatto. Jr. 

1942 — $740.00 
John F. Adams 
Sanford P. Blough 
Frederit'k O. Brubaker 
Melvin E. Haas 
Philip L. Hilbish 
June Hendricks Hoke 
Marv Krumbholz Hoover 
Jnhn D. Ickes 

Ellen Brand Lewis 
Edward S. Rogers, Jr. 
Blanche For^'ey Rogers 
Philip R. Templin 
Ralph E. Wolfgang 

1943 — $105.00 

Dorothy Williamson Adams 
Mar>' Cox Moore 

1944 — $122.00 
Katherine Heldt Aueker 
Janet Hoke Reiff 
Raymond R. Schramm 
C. Glenn Schueler 

1945 — .?60.00 
John J.Kocsis 
Corinne Kohn Kramer 
Jean Geiger Nyman 

1946 — $397.50 
James R. Clark 
Janet L. Rohrbach 
Jean Wheat Schramm 
Helen Hocher Schueler 
Dorothy Sternat Thomas 

1917 — $420.00 

Virginia Hallock Damiencki 
Naomi E. Day 
Edith Kemp Fisher 
.lean L. Huver 
Hilda Markey Kocsis 
John R. Leach 
Elizabeth Miller Leach 
Richard D. Moglia 
Alan Parcells 
George E. Riegel. Ill 
Elise Thompson Wohlsen 
Ruth Williams Zeidler 

1948 — $309.50 
Alvin Glanzberg 

Caroline Graybill Heimberger 
Charles L. Lady 
Eleanor Steele Lady 
Richard W. Lindemann 
Allan B. Packman 
Robert F. Wohlsen 
William P. Yancho 
Frank A. Zeidler 

1949 — $fi50.00 

Jean Bleeher Berninger 

Grace E. Billow 

Theron W. Coni-ad 

Grace Lau Hawk 

Mai-y Getsinger Hohman 

Harry R. Johnston 

Gertrude Roberts Lindemann 

Kenneth M. Merz 

Charles A. Morris 

Palmer Otto 

Columbus H. Raup 

Ella Fetherolf Raup 

James B. Reilly 

Charles H. Rohmann 

Nevin C. T. Shaffer 

Ralph H. Tietbohl. Jr. 

1950 — $222.00 
Robert L. Block 

Shirley Nicklin Bogdanffv 
Paul R. HafRy 
Rosemary Kallir Levi 
Anna Mae Oyster 
Janet Wolf Statler 
Dorald E. Wissinger 

1951 — $72.50 
Jean Hill Delsite 
Marianne E. Fague 
Robert A. Pittello 
Marilyn Beei-s Reilly 
Jane Bollinger Schroedter 
Merrill W. Shafer 
Susan Foltz Tietbohl 
Flora Barnhart Wissinger 

1952 — $395.00 

C. Dale Gateman 
James Hazlett 
Patricia F. Heathcote 
Cynddylan M. Jones 
Kaye R. Lewis 
. Lynne L. Lightfoot 
John H. Momrow, Jr. 
Lois Renfer 
Ruth Smith Robinson 
Jacob Spangler. Jr. 
David G. Volk 
G. Allen Vollmers 

1953 — $402.50 

Elizabeth Burnham Chase 
William C. Church 
Mary Ann Dixon 
V. Carl Gacono 
Joseph H. Heffner 
Kenneth E. Orris 

1954 — $595.00 

Henry R. Albright. Jr. 
Ned M. Arbogast 
Kenneth H. Bothwell. Jr. 
Wallace E. Gordon 
Joanne L. Heinly 
Marilyn J. Huyett 
Faye Kostenbauder 
Janet L. La,ue 
Orville H. Lauver 
Jean Rowe Lauver 
Graydon L Lose 
Irene K. Oldt 
Jayne Daily Pettit 
Frank D. Richards 
Ruth E. Osborn 
Rebecca J. Shade 
Bettv L. Weisenfluh 

1955 — $107.50 

Helen Spaeth Church 
Annabelle Thomas Rogers 
Eleanor Benner Stuck 

195G — $395.00 
Janet Brandes 
Eugene F. Kolva 
Nancy J. McCuIlough 
Anna Jane Mover 
New Pecht 
DianneH. Schiike 
Margaret D. Sultzbaugh 

1957 — $30.00 

Mary Lou Rosendale 
Dorothy J. Wardle 

TOTALS ALUMNI $20,565.00 

ALUMNI TRUSTEES .— 10.670.00 




Mrs. Mae W. Carter 
Theron D. Conrad 
First National Bank 

Isaac L. Gates 
Philip A. Gerner 

Nora G. Green 
Bertha M. Hein 
Dorothy M. Kleitz 
Harry S. Knight 
Margaret E. Morgan 
No'-'hea'^tem Lancaster 
Co. Luth. Pastoral Assoc. 

Penna. Power & Light Co, Dr. W. W. Tomlinson 
Phi Mu Delta Mrs. W. J. Wagner 

Phi Mu Delta Alumni Margaret L. Wendt 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. ReaWaldemar A. Weyl 
Amos Alonzo Stagg. Sr. Dr. Louis R. Wiley 
William H. Stockel Harold Wolff 

Susquehannans On Parade ( Cont'd from Page 6) 

attending the Academy of 

>p J Georffe Liddington has been 
J^ promoted to the position of man- 
ager of the Providence, R. I. depart- 
ment of Kraft Foods Co. Mr. Lidding- 
ton has been with the company in the 
N. Y. City office for over a year. Or- 
ville H. Lauver has accepted a position 
as a junior internal auditor with the 
Caterpillar Tractor Co.. York, Pa. 
Graydon I. Lose, upon discharge from 
military service, accepted a position as 
bookkeeper at the First National Bank, 
Middleburg, Pa. Audrey M. Warnets is 
now secretary to the Director of the 
Arts and Science Extension Program of 
Pennsylvania State University. 

Edward G. Walker x'oo toured 
Europe last summer. He is now 



Traffic Management in N. Y. City. 
Ivars Avots is in the U. S. Army. He 
is internal auditor with the Army Audit 
Agency, where he worlcs at Headquar- 
ters, Ordnance Weapons Command, 
Davenport, Iowa. Richard W. Owens 
left the U. S. on Oct. 13 for Europe as 
part of Operation Gyroscope. Arlan K. 
Gilbert, a graduate student at the Univ 
of Delaware, is the author of an article 
which appeared in the Sept. issue of 
■'Delaware Histcry," a magazine pub- 
lished by the Historical Society of Dela- 
ware. The 25-page article is entitled 
"Oliver Evans' Mem:ir 'On the Origin 
cf Steam Boats and Steam Wagons' ". 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Fraternity Alumni News 


The alumni association of Theta Clii 
Fraternity, Beta Omega Chapter, met 
at the chapter house on Homecoming, 
Oct. 27. Officers elected for the year 
1956-57 were: Pres., Chester G. Rowe 
'52; Vice Pres., William E. Sullivan "35; 
Sec'ty, Dr. Glenn L. Musser '41, Treas., 
William B. Pritchard '40. 

Other members on the Board of Di- 
rectors are Dale C. Gateman '52, Merle 
V. Hoover '41, Franklin R. Wolfe '48, 
the Rev. Gerald E. Moorhead '51, Dr. 
Glenn L. Musser '41 and Dr. Russell 

A report on the house was given by 
the active Chapter President, Jack 
Bishop. At the present time the house 
is contemplating purchasing some new 
furniture. The most recent additions 
have been a table presented by Dr. Gil- 
bert, and a T.V. set purchased by the 
house. It is hoped more alumni will 
assist in this undertaking. 


The recent assumption of the Bond 
& Key Club as a colony of Lambda Chi 
Alpha made it necessary to change the 
organization of the alumni of the form- 
er group. Accordingly, at the annual 
meeting held at the Club Home on 
Homecoming, Oct. 27, the newly incor- 
porated Bond & Key Alumni Associ- 
ation became constituted. The main 
function of this organization is to 
strengthen and assist the active mem- 
bers of the Lambda Chi Alpha legally, 
financially and physically. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the 
coming year: Pres., Marsh C. Bogar 
'51; V. Pres., W. Alfred Streamer '26: 
Sect'y., Lester C. Heilman '52 and 
Treas., W. David Gross '47. 


At the Homecoming celebration on 
Oct. 27, the Alpha Sigma Chapter of 
Phi Mu Delta held its annual meeting. 
Officers elected for the coming year 
were: Pres., Warren J. Pirie '49; V. 
Pres., Robert A. Gabrenya '40; Sect'y., 
Robert F. Wohlsen '48 and Treas., Ed- 
ward Pfeiffer '50. Members elected to 
the Beard of Trustees for a one-year 
term are: Charles A. Morris '49, chair- 
man, Perce R. Appleyard x22, Henry 
Geise '56. Robert F. W. Meader, Ed- 
ward Pfeiffer, Warren J. Pirie and G. 
Kenneth Sm.all '50. 

The Association voted an appropri- 
ation to the S.U. Centennial Fund. It 
also went on record as urging all mem- 
bers to contribute to this worthy en- 
deavor by the University. 

Those who have not received copies 
of "The Astonisher", should contact 
Warren Pirie, The Oxford Academy, 
Pleasantville, N.J. 



December 1956 


Coach Ed. Pfeifler and his basketball- 
ers are currently standing 2-2, losing 
to a strong Rider College quintet and a 
spirited Dickinson College, while win- 
ning from Washington College and Ur- 

With more depth than in the past few- 
years, it is expected that the Crusaders 
will go through the season with a con- 
siderably better than .500 percentage. 

Leading the team in the scoring 
column, is the popular Frank Romano, 
with an average to date of 32 points 
per game. Frank and his team-mate 6' 
4" Dwight Huseman will graduate this 
year, and Coach Pfeiffer hopes the 
alumni will send him adequate re- 

The schedule for the remainder of 
the season follows: 


5 — National Aggies 



7 — Juniata 



i* — Dickin.=on 



15 — Lycoming 



17 — Elizahethtown 



2 — Juniata 



6 — Lycoming 



R — Franklin & Marshall 



12 — Western Marjland 






18 — Lebanon Valley 



21— Elizabethtown 



23 — Haverford 



27— Wilkes 



2 — Rutgers 


(College of So. Jersey) 

Flashes from the Campus 

First play cf the season, under the 
direction of Mr. Axel R. Kleinsorg, was 
"The Heiress". Plans are now being 
made to present "The Patsy", a three 
act comedy by Barry Conners. The 
cast consists of only freshmen, and from 
all appearances, it should be a hit. 

Mrs. Alice Giauque of Susquehanna',; 
Conservatory of Music, accompanied by 
37 Susquehanna students, attended the 
annual convention of the Penna. Music 
Educator's Association, held on Nov, 
29, 30 and Dec. 1 in Harrisburg. 

Susquehanna always has at this con- 
vention one of the largest student dele- 
gations, and besides the students and 
faculty members, there were approxi- 
mately 30 Susquehanna alumni in at- 

At the request of the editor of The 
Parish School, a publication of the 
U.L.C.A. Board of Parish Education, 
Dr. Albert A. Zinimer, Head of the 
Education Department, has prepared 
an article dealing with the hidden ob- 
jectives of members of church school 
groups. This article will appear in the 
January 1957 issue. 


Alvin W. Carpenter 
Newb^ijry Building 

POSTMASTER— Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 


A. Monroe Aurand, Jr. x'14 passed away 
very suddenly on April 26, 1956. He 
had been very well-known in edi- 
torial circles as an authority on the 
Penna. Germans, and authored sev- 
eral books and pamphlets on this sub- 
ject. Mr. Aurand lived at 270 Forster 
Street, Harrisburg. 

Frank S. FoUmer '12 passed away about 
a year ago according to a note re- 
cently received from his wife. He 
had been a civil engineer for the U. 
S. Army, and had resided in San 
Francisco, Calif. 

William C. Hazlett '31 died suddenly at 
his home in Chambersburg on Nov. 
12. Mr. Hazlett was a prominent at- 
torney in that area. He was also a 
director of the Path Valley National 
Bank and of the Lincoln Cemetery 

The Rev. John S. Hollenbach x'].=) 
passed away very suddenly on Sept. 
3. Rev. Hollenbach had been pastor 
of the Christ Evangelical & Reformed 
Church in Baltimore, Md. 

Mrs. Anna M. Meyer '17 died on July 
11 as a result of an automobile acci- 
dent. Mrs. Meyer lived in Wheeling, 
W. Va. 

Walter A. Miller, Jr. '36 passed away on 
Oct. 1. He had been Superintendent 
of Schools in North Bergan, N. J. 
where he resided at 8750 Blvd Street. 

U. A. Moyer '08 of Huntington, Pa., 
died on Sept. 25. Mr. Moyer had 
been hospitalized for several weeks 
before his death. 

Ellis C. Persing '08 suddenly passed 
away on April 4. Mr. Persing lived 
in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Rev. Frederick H. Schrader '91 died 
at the National Lutheran Home for 
the Aged in Washington, D. C. on 
Nov. 9, Before his retirement in 
1940, he had served pastorates in 
Penna. at Lairdsville, Union Deposit, 
Cairnbrook, Glasgow and Hempstead, 

Mrs. Sarah Walter (Sarah G. Snyder) 
x'03 of Rockwood, Pa. died on June 
27, 1955, 

The Rev. Wilson Dykeman Worman 

died on Nov. 3. Before his retirement 
from the active ministry in 1953, he 
had served most of his pastorates in 
New York state. 

Park L. Zellers '33 passed away on 
March 26. He was a printing in- 
structor in the Harrisburg School Dis- 
trict, Harrisburg, where he resided at 
2726 Boas Street. 

Dr. William Grant Landes, Hon. '22, 
passed av.ay Dec, 15 at his home in 
Clinton, N,Y. From 1927 until his 
retirement in 1935, Dr. Landes had 
served ^s executive secretary of the 
N.Y. State Council of Church and Re- 
ligious Education. Ho was also on the 
executive committee of the Interna- 
tional Sunday School Association. 

Ernest W. Nichols '16 died in Veterans 
Hospital, Lebanon, Pa., on Dec. 9 
after a prolonged illness. Mr. Nich- 
ols, who resided in Hanover, had 
been employed by the Equitable Iowa 
Life Insurance Co. 


Susquehannans on Parade 

(Continued from Page 7) 
Eloise W. Irmie returned Sept. 
8 from a 72 day tour of Europe 
which included Holland, Germany, 
Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. 
She is now Assistant Dept. Manager of 
Strawbridge and Clothier, Phila. Don- 
ald E. Rook is working for the U. S. 
Electrical Motors, Inc., Phila., Pa. 

Xfr'Q Nancy Lockett is a secretary 
JQ at the Penna. Univ. Hospital, 
Phila. Corrine Seebold is employed as a 
medical secretary at the Evangelical 
Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pa. 
Flo and Sara Troutman are both stenog- 
raphers at the E, I. duPont de Nemours 
& Co. in Wilmington, Del. Janis E. 
Quigley is employed by the Dana Corp., 
Pottstown, Pa. as a secretary. 



March, 1957 

No. 3 

Ground - Breaking for Heilman Music Hall 

Ground-breaking ceremonies for Susquehanna's new music building took place, Monday, 
February 11. In attendance were many students and friends. The new building will be 
named the Heilman Music Hall in memory of John K. Heilman and his brother Abraham H. 
Heilman and in recognition of the generous benefactions of Mrs. May Heilman Spangle. 

Pictured above from left to right are: Dr. Harry W. Miller '14, Director; The Rev. Paul 
B. Lucas '28, Director; Dr. John F. Harkins '15, Pres. of the Exec. Comm. of the Bd. of Direc- 
tors; W. Alfred Streamer '26. Director; Dr. Nona M. Diehl, Director: Mrs. Charles A. Nicely. 
Pres. of the Women's Au.xiliary; The Rev. Richard B. Martin. Director; Frank A. Eyer '98, 
Secy.-Treas. of the Bd. of Directors; President G. Morris Smith, Mrs. G. Morris Smith, Chair, 
of the Promotion Comm. of the Women's Auxiliary; F. William Brandt, Charles A. Nicely, 
J. Edward Lenker, Dan Smith, Jr. and Orlando W. Houts, Directors. 




March, 1957 

Alumni in Record Giving Contribute Over 
$36,000 to Centennial Fund. 169 Members 
in the Century Club. Fund Still Growing 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly, alumni have contributed almost $5,000 
to the Centennial Fund. Reported in the December issue was a total of $31,235, 
which added to recent contributions gives the alumni credit lor $36,134.70. This 
encouraging report is in the finest tradition of Susquehanna University, and is the 
largest amount ever contributed by the alumni in response to any appeal. 

This Centennial Appeal, off to a good start in 1956, continues through 1957 
and into early 1958. Alumni President, Clyde Spitzner, in urging members to 
send in their contributions and pledges covering this period, has said, "for Sus- 
quehanna alumni this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." 

The first phase of the Centennial Appeal consisted of a series of letters sent 
to all alumni by President G. Morris Smith, by alumni President Clyde Spitzner, 
and by Dr. John F. Harkins, President of the Board of Directors. Alumni within 
the Central Penna. Synod of the United Lutheran Church were contacted through 
their local churches. 

Thought is now being given by President Spitzner, and undoubtedly will be 
discussed on Alumni Day, for the second phase of the Appeal. 

The story will never be told of the efforts of many alumni who gave so gener- 
ously of their time to this appeal. In a letter recently received by President 
Spitzner, an alumna wrote: "We have 212 communing members of our church, 
and our goal of $787 seemed quite high. However, after receiving help from the 
Alumni Office, I can now assure you that at least one-third of our community is 
now well-acquainted with Susquehanna University. . . . My husband and I con- 
tributed through our church, but after the first of the year I plan to do more." 

It is hoped many of those who have not yet sent in their pledges will do so 
before Alumni Day, so that a full report can be given to the council meeting in 
the morning, and to the general alumni body in the afternoon. 

Listed below are names of those who have contributed since the last issue of 
the Quarterly. Several alumni who contributed through their church have notified 
the Alumni Office and their names are herewith included: 

Charles A. Goss 

1904 — 

Ira E. Fcnstermae-her 

1906 — 

Bertha Houtrh 

1909 — 

J. Bannon Swope 


Margaret Schmiermund Bruce 

1927 — 

Jane E. Botsford 
Ruth J. Brubaker 
Emily E. Craig 
Delsey Morris Gross 
D. Fern Ogline 
Spurgeon T. Shue 


George B. Manhart 


David S. Kammerer 
A. Bahner Portzline 

Phoebe Herman 
Harrj' V, Knorr 
Marion Moyer Potteiger 


Eva P. Herman 

Miriam Grossman Lundahl 

S. Irwin Roush 


Newton L. Bartges 
Mary Farlling Hollway 
Elizabeth Hauser Kinsel 
Andrew E. Rushin 
Russell E. Yoas 

Mary Shaffer Heinze 
Mildred I. Potteiger 
Katherine P. Reed 

Dorothy Strine Bowers 
Nancy Lecrc^e Fay 
Shei-man E. Good 
Mary Grcninger 
J. Richard Mattern 

Dallas C. Baer 

1921 — 

Mabel Steffen Brosious 

John I. Cole 
Stella Risser Cole 

1924 — 

W. John Dcrr 
Emily Van Dyke 
P^dith Littley Kronmeyer 
Rachael Brubaker Whited 



Paul W. Freed 
Frank C. Gill 
William S. Ht*rm:.nn 
Helen Culp Hort 

Samuel B. Brosious 
J. Smith Coldren 
Thelma E. Crebs 
Cornelius I. .Jarrott 
Andrew V. Kozak 
Mai-ie Miller Mosteller 
Michael Rachunis 

1SI34 — 

Edwin M. Clapper 
B. Esther Ditchfleld 
D. Edgar Hutchison 
•Vber'een Philli-is Hutchison 
Isabella Horn Klick 
H. Blanche Savidge 

1935 — 

Ruth Newell Kehler 
T,ouise Mehring Koontz 
Alfarata A. Stamets 

1936 — 

"avid R. Evans. Jr. 
Frances Mann Miller 

1937 — 

Donald A. Gaver 
Mary Scott Gumpher 
Walter H. Kehler 

193S — 

Eleanor B. Brown 
Karl E. Kniseley 

9 — 
Robert M. Bastress 
.lames B. Diffenderfer 
Henrj- J. Ktil 

1^40 — 

Andrew A. Clark. Jr. 
John W. Hoffman 
Florence Kolhermel I.atsha 



Paul W. Hettes 
Preston E. Parmer 


Amelia K. Williams 

""Trgaret Dunkle Kniseley 
Kenneth E. Wilt 

Mary Cox Moore 

1944 — 

Jean H. Renfer 

1SI45 — 

William A. Hays 

(Continued on Page 3) 




As part ol Susquehanna's Cen- 
tennial celebration, the Univer- 
sity will publish "The History of 
Susquehanna University", part of 
which is now in the hands of the 
printer, and which should be otf 
the press in early May, 1958. 

This publication should be of 
great interest to many alumni and 
it is expected it will be widely dis- 

Those interested in receiving a 
copy should notify the Alumni 
Office as soon as possible. The 
tentative price has been set at 

New Sorority On Campus 

The Board of Trustees of the Univer- 
sity has recentlj' approved the forma- 
tion of a third sorority on campus. Now 
organized on a local basis, application 
will soon be made for affiliation with a 
national body. The new sorority, Nu 
Sigma Tau, now has twenty members. 
Its officers are: Pres., Lynn Hassinger; 
V. Pres., Lois Kohl; Recording Secy., 
Carol Rover; Corresponding Secy., Lor- 
raine Kelly; Treas., Edith Parr; Chap- 
plain, Mildred Barabas and Sgt. at 
Arms, Marilyn Faiss. 

Baseball OflF To Good Start 

Baseball got away to an early start 
this year when 28 turned out with Coach 
Dick Hummel x'40 who is in his second 
year as leader of the Crusaders ball 

Prospects at the moment are un- 
known and depend greatly on the pitch- 
ing staff. Hummel, in his first year, dul 
a good job with the team, and undoubt- 
edly will get out of this year's squad 
every ounce of skill, hustle and co-op- 

The schedule is as follows: 

Apr. 6 — Lebanon Valley H 

Apr. 8— Bucknell A 

Apr. 11— Albright H 

Apr. 25 — Lycoming H 

Apr. 27 — National Aggies A 

May 2 — Dickinson A 

May 4 — Drexel H 

May 7 — Dickinson H 

May 10 — Temple H 

May 11 — Juniata A 

May 14 — Gettysburg A 

May 16 — Elizabethtown H 

May 18— Wilkes A 

May 20 — Lycoming .\ 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Po t Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 
Publis'ned four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

March, 1957 




Basketball Coach Ed Pfeiffer wound 
up the best season in the past number 
of years by coming through with 11 
wins against 8 losses. Pride and joy 
of this year's team was record-breaking 
Frank Romano, who smashed all exist- 
ing records at S. U. 

Romano, who transferred to Susque- 
hanna from George Washington U., 
thereby losing a year's eligibility, racked 
up a total of 1386 points in 21/2 years, 
with a career average of 27.7 points per 
game. At the time of going to press, 
national statistics were not in, but Ro- 
mano will probably stand 6th in the 
nation (small colleges) in individual 
scoring. There is a very good chance 
that he will attain Little Ail-American 

Graduating this year with Romano 
will be rebounder specialist Dwight 
Huseman. The rest of the team will be 
intact for next season, and Coach 
Pfeiffer is relying on alumni to send 
him adequate replacements for Romano 
and Huseman. 

Pfeiffer Points Way to Players who Wind-up Basketball Career 

Coach Ed Pfeiffer '50 with (left to right) Dwight Huseman and Frank Romano 

Alumni Contributors (Cont'd fi-om Page 2) 

1946 — 

Jean Straiisser Green 

Carl L. Herman 
Gloria Reichley Krug 
Robert E. Winter 
Aria Bilger Marks 

1949 — 

H. Lee Hebel 
Edith Wagner Hebel 
Mary Jane Jessen 
Mary Smith Sanders 
Lawrence M. Smith 
Evan P. Zlock 

1950 — 

Donald R. Davis 
Barbara Watkins Hartley 
Roger C. Howling 
JoAnn Hort Moyer 
Barbara Wheat 
John J, Witowski 

1951 — 

Nelda Shafer Davis 
Marjorie Alexander Harbst 
Ja^e Bollinger Schroedter 

1952 — 

James Hazlett 
Bernice Jochem Howling 
Ethel M. McGrath 
Claire S. Mitch 


1953 — 

Charles N. Mason. Jr. 
Caroline Rutherford Mason 
Robert A. Meslor 
Arthur W. Roush 

1954 — 

Ronald F. Goodman 
Ruth E. Osborn 



John C. Bunke 
Glenn Edwin Smith 
S — 
Janice Paul 
Flo A. Troutman 
Sara V. Troutman 

Dr. George H. Berkheimer Dr. Charles B. Foelsch McClellan Chevrolet. Inc.. State College 

Robert K. Botsford Miss Beatrice Herman Ivirs. .'Vlexander Slarcoff 

First National Bank of Sunbury William F. Hittinger Dr. Martin S. Tozer 

Young People of 1st Lutheran Church. Carlisle (Sister Gladys Moore, '56) 

St. Luke's Church. Silver Spring, Md. 


ALUMNI $36,134.70 


— Century Club Members — 

Listed below are alumni who have, since the last issue ol the Quarterly, con- 
tributed $100 or more to the Centennial Fund directly through the Alumni 
Office, or in some cases, through their Church. The Alumni Office regrets it 
dees not have the names of many others who have contributed through their 
churches in the Central Pennsylvania Synod. 

Mabel Steffen Brosious 
Samuel B. Brosious 
Thelma E. Crebs 
.James B. Diffenderfer 
David R. Evans, Jr. 
Paul "W. Freed 
Marv Scott Gumpher 
.John V/. Hoffman 
Mary Farlling Hollway 

Helen Culp Hort 

D. Edgar & Aberdeen 

Phillios Hutchison 
Ruth Newell Kehler 
Henrv J. Keil 
Walter H. Keller 
Elizabeth Hauser Kinsel 
Karl E. & Margaret 

Dunkle Kniseley 

Harry V. Knorr 
Louise Mehring Koontz 
Preston E. Parmer 
A. Bahner Portzline 
Katherine P. Reed 
S. Irwin Roush 
Spurgeon T. Shue 
Alfarata A. Stamets 
J. Bannen Swope 


Susquehanna University has recently 
received a grant in the amount of $7,313 
from the United States Public Health 
Service. This grant has come to Sus- 
quehanna upon the recommendation of 
the National Advisory Council and cov- 
ers a two-year period. 

Briefly, the study, which is a con- 
tinuation of work originally started by 
Dr. Robert L. Amy in the Biology Divi- 
sion of the Oak Ridge National Labora- 
tories, is in connection with an investi- 
gation concerning the effects of ultra- 
violet radiation on insect development. 

It is known that a number of the 
substances involved in embryological 
development are sensitive to this type 
of radiation, but at present, their exact 
role in development is poorly under- 
stood. The purpose of the proposed 
study is to gain additional information 
about these substances and the part 
they play in the basic mechanisms con- 
cerned in the growth of an embryo. 
Since developmental processes in living 
things are similar, information acquired 
from insect studies should be applicable 
to all forms of life including man. 

Application for the grant was made 
by Dr. Amy, who will conduct the pro- 
ject in his laboratory at S. U. and who 
will have the assistance of one or more 
students. The schedule will begin Ap- 
ril 1. 



March, 1957 

Early Football at S. U. Where "Stomachs 
Were a Depository for Knees", Defended by 
Faculty. Dr. John 1. Woodruff First Coach 

Editor's Note: The following appeared in the May, 1956, issue of the Susquehanna 
Studies, and is used with the permission of the editors. 


FRONT ROW (leit to right) — Rev. Harry C. Michael '96, unidentified, R. C. Smith 
'94, unidentified, Ur. Frank E. Woodley '98. SECOND ROW— Harry B. Hare, Rev. 
C. P. Bastian '92, unidentified, Samuel B. Hare '96, Dr. John I. Woodruff '88. TOP 
ROW — Dr. William M. Rearick '97, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified. Rev. 
William E. Grouser '94, The Alumni Office regrets it cannot identify six of the 

It was after dark on a chilly Saturday in November, 1890, when three students 
returned to the campus of Missionary Institute in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. 
Samuel B. Hare, Robert C. Smith, and Harry C. Michael jumped down from their 
horse and buggy and made their way briskly out the west road to the school. It 
was evident from the expressions on their faces and the sound of their excited 
voices that they were full of enthusiasm. Their anxiety to tell their friends of 
the great experience they had had that afternoon was almost uncontrollable. The 
three of them had just returned from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where they had 
witnessed for the first time a game of rugby football. 
Hare, Smith, and Michael, after re- 

lating their story, soon attempted to 
transmit to their classmates their en- 
thusiasm for the new game. However, 
since football was an unknown game to 
most of their friends, it was difficult to 
arouse an interest among them. For 
several years the students at Missionary 
Institute had played a game which con- 
sisted of kicking and knocking a ball 
along the ground until it struck between 

the two points of a goal. The goals 
then established were "the old back- 
stop along the path to the President's 
residence and two panels of the board 
fence west of Gustavus Adolphus Hall." 
But this game bore little resemblance 
to rugby football, a game, which out- 
side a few centers such as Yale, Har- 
vard, and Princeton, was new and un- 

What made the game doubly difficult 
to introduce to the student body at Sel- 
insgrove was the fact that the sport 
lacked real organization and a sound 
set of mature rules. Coupled with the 
fact that baseball still retained an im- 
mense popularity as a fall sport on the 
Missionary Institute campus, the three 
students were not successful in intro- 
ducing the game there until the follow- 
ing year. "Progress was necessarily 
difficult and slow," said one student at 
the time. "Football was an innovation. 
The friends and patrons of the school 
viewed the game with a suspicious eye. 
. . . The game was not understood and 
a taste first had to be cultivated. . . ." 

By the autumn of 1892, however, foot- 
ball was "fast becoming the national 
fall sport of the American youth." Said 
one writer: "the game . . . has grown 
up into popular favor, until it now 
holds a large part of public atten- 
tion. . . ." This growing enthusiasm for 
the game filtered slowly into Selins- 
grove, which, at that time, lay some- 
what remote from the main thorough- 
fares of commerce. Finally, in 1892, 
after constant urging by Hare, Smith, 
and Michael and a great deal of encour- 
agement from a new professor and for- 
mer football player, John I. Woodruff, 
as well as through the growing curiosity 
about the game which became manifest 
among the people Missionary Institute 
"first launched out into the mysteries of 
that greatest and most popular of col- 
lege sports" with an organized team. 
Professor Woodruff, with the aid of 
Hare, Smith, and Michael, was able to 
teach and train enough students to con- 
stitute a football team that could repre- 
sent the school. Since the campus at 
the time was extremely small and no 
space was available for a gridiron, the 
team rented a nearby farm on which to 

During the first season of organized 
team play at Missionary Institute only 
one official game was scheduled. On 
Columbus Day, October 22. 1892, the 
team traveled across the Susquehanna 
River to Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to play 
the Sunbury Athletic Club, a squad 
composed partly of ex-college players. 
The game that was played that day was 
described as "exciting" by one who saw 
it. He also mentioned evidence of much 
sore feeling and stiff joints." Though 
it was admitted that Missionary Insti- 
tute played a good game, the team was 
outclassed and defeated, 16 - 0. One 
writer, who reviewed the game, said: 
" 'Rome was not built in a day' nor was 
Missionary Institute's reputation as a 
football center made by its first game: 


March, 1957 



but where there is life there is hope, 
and . . . later on we may be able to cheer 
ourselves with the report of a victory 
to our credit." Most of the students 
who played in that first game had never 
seen a football until a few weeks before 
the event. Even the vocabulary of the 
game was new to them. 

The very next season, that of 1893, 
Missionary Institute was able to report 
its first victory in defeating the team 
from the Bloomsburg State Normal 
School, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, by 
the score of 18-12. This was followed 
by an overwhelming defeat of the town 
team of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, 52-0. 
During the 1893 season, football ceased 
to be a "new" sport of the school. It 
had ceased to be new because more peo- 
ple in the community had seen games 
and had read in the papers about the 
exploits of the large universities, more 
students had learned the game and had 
"tried out" for the team, improved rules 
had made team play more interesting 
and significant, and the rough physical 
contact that was characteristic of the 
game stirred the imagination and emo- 
tion of thousands. When there came to 
the campus a new student who looked 
stocky and broad-shouldered, he was 
regarded immediately as a possible can- 
didate for the football team. 

But the game of football at Mission- 
ary Institute, as at other schools and 
colleges, did not develop without oppo- 
sition. There were people who "were 
loath to countenance it." The game 
was branded as "brutal," as "barbar- 
ous," and as "criminal." It was de- 
nounced by many in bitter terms. Those 
that participated in the game were con- 
stantly reminded of how many deaths 
had occurred because of it. The Board 
of Trustees of Missionary Institute felt 
"that they should enter their protest 
against students leaving the . . . grounds 
to engage in Foot Ball, considering the 
game of such a character as injurious 
to body as well as to the morals of the 
young men who indulge in it." 

Much of the early opposition to the 
game apparently stemmed from the use 
of the flying wedge. The flying wedge, 
invented by Lorin F. Deland of Yale, 
was an accepted formation by 1893. It 
employed the mass-momentum princi- 
pal and considerably increased the 
roughness of the game and the number 
of injuries. Said one Selinsgrove ob- 
server, when he referred to the flying 
wedge: "Stomachs were ... a deposi- 
tory for knees." The consequences of 
the use of the wedge were so alarming 
that Army and Navy abolished their 
service game that year. In Selinsgrove, 
the effect of the increased roughness of 


Day Program -May 4 

10:00 A. M. 

Registration (and all day thereafter) 

10:30 A. M. 

Council Meeting in 103 Bogar 

12:00 Noon 

Luncheon and Class Reunions 

on the campus 

2:00 P. M. 

General Alumni Assembly in 

Seibert Hall, and presentation of Alumni 

Achievement Award 

3:00 P. M. 

Miscellaneous activities . . . 

take your choice: 

1. Baseball — Crusaders vs. 


2. "Little Theatre" production 

3. Musical Festi\'al 

6:00 P. M. 

Annual Dinner 

Hosts for the day 

— Members of the Philadelphia District Alumni Club 

the game was looked upon with general 
displeasure. At the beginning of the 
1893 season, the Institute Journal, the 
campus student paper, said, dispairing- 
ly: "Foot Ball has been resurrected." 
Many students, when they witnessed 
what was happening, did not care to 
play. Said one: "To play football or not 
to play football? That is the question. 
Whether it is better to be maimed, 
bruised and disfigured and pose as a 
hero, or remain indoors poring over dry 
stones of knowledge, and grow sallow, 
thin and round shouldered." 

The editor of the school paper tried 
to arouse new respect for the game by 
suggesting the organization of a league, 
among small central Pennsylvania col- 
leges, which would create its own rules 
and make the game safer. But nothing 
came of his idea. Soon, however, the 
flying wedge was outlawed and interest 
in the game was considerably revived 
among the players and spectators in 

Fortunately, from the very beginning, 
football at Missionary Institute had the 
support of esteemed members of the 
faculty. This support gave the game 
some prestige locally in the eyes of 
many critics. John I. Woodruff, pro- 
fessor of Latin and history, helped the 
students organize their first football 
team, coached it during the seasons of 
1892 and 1893, and sometimes partici- 
pated by playing right halfback. In 
1894, Dr. Robert N. Hartman, professor 
of chemistry, coached the team. In 
1896, Dr. George E. Fisher, professor of 
chemistry, took over these responsibili- 

Faculty members, at times, defended 
the game of football with their pens. 

Thomas C. Houtz, professor of mathe- 
matics, wrote an article entitled, "Is 
Football an Evil?" In this article Pro- 
fessor Houtz answered "the enemies of 
the game [who] have . . . exhausted 
their vocabularies in denouncing it, and 
speaking all manner of evil against it." 
Said the professor: "The fact that thugs 
and toughs sometimes play football 
does not prove that football players are 
thugs and toughs." Many gentlemen 
play the game, he wrote, and very posi- 
tive benefits were to be gained by par- 
ticipation. According to the mathe- 
matics professor, the game helped a 
young man to develop physically, it 
helped to accentuate his powers of at- 
tention and concentration, it taught him 
to be quick to see and seize opportuni- 
ties, and it taught him self-control, sub- 
mission to authority, and respect for 
the rights of others. 

Jacob Yutzy, professor of German, 
Hebrew, and Biblical and pastoral the- 
ology, held that football had "a most 
noble aim, a true purpose." Its aim, 
he said, was "to invigorate, develop and 
build up a symmetrical, sturdy, agile 
and enduring physique." The game's 
purpose was "to develop giants of Her- 
culean physical strength" so that men 
could bear the burdens of life. "No 
other athletic game," wrote Professor 
Yutzy, "can in so short a time . . . pro- 
duce such respiration, such pure red- 
blood-corpuscles, such wire-knit mus- 
cles and such agile movements of body 
and power of endurance." He contin- 
ued: "Our age . . . calls for men of 
brawn, men of physical courage and of 
almost boundless physical endurance. 
The object of football is to help meet 
this demand." 

(Continued Next Issue) 



March, 1957 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 

fir' Nathaniel A. Danowsky, now 
Ij with the Penna. Dept. of Public 
Instruction, and formerly principal of 
Western High School in Washington, D. 
C, has had the honor of having his por- 
trait painted by Luis Crespo, one of 
Washington's best known artists. The 
portrait was on exhibition for a time at 
the George Washington University li- 
brary, but has been placed permanently 
in the library of the Western High 

Mrs. Charles Coxe (Jess Pleasanton) 

last spring toured twelve European 
countries. She was on sabbatical leave 
from teaching duties at the Bald Eagle- 
Nittany High School, Mill Hall, Pa. 

t-t n The Rev. David S. Kammerer, 

1Q Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church, Littlestown, Pa., is engaged in 
the erection of an educational and so- 
cial annex to the church at an estimated 
cost of $80,000. In a letter to Prof. Ed- 
win M. Brungart, he indicated that af- 
ter 32 years serving the same parish, he 
still finds many responsibilities thrust 
upon him. At a recent meeting of the 
Jaycees, he received an award for his 
"Outstanding contribution of more than 
30 years in the ministry of this commu- 


The Rev. Dr. Park W. Hunting- 
ton will deliver the Baccalau- 
reate Sermon at the Univ. of Delaware, 
on Sunday, June 2. Dr. Huntington's 
latest booklet, "This Is The Hour" is 
now in its third edition. 

fCi -1 Mrs. Park W. Huntington (Ma- 
^ I tie Romig) was recently elected 
to serve a second year as President of 
the Wilmington, Del. Council of United 
Church Women . 

David Stuempfle 

?<|<J David W. 
^^ Stuempfle 

has recently been 
appointed Principal 
of Williamsport 
High School, where 
he had previously 
been a teacher- 
coach. He will be- 
gin his duties in 

ft%p Christie E. Zimmerman, mi.s- 

^ J) sionary to India, was the speaker 
at the World Day of Prayer service ob- 
served in St. Paul's Reformed Church, 
Selinsgrove on March 8. Miss Zim- 
merman is now on furlough and is liv- 
ing with her aunt, Miss Harriet Zim- 
merman '05, South High Street. 

'OA William O. Roberts, music di- 
^J/ rector of the Wilkes - Barre 
school district, was elected president of 
the Eastern Division of the Music Edu- 
cators' National Conference at the 
group's convention in Atlantic City, 
March 4. He is also president of the 
association's Pennsylvania branch. Bill's 
daughter, Elizabeth, is enrolled in S. U.'s 
freshman class for this September. 


Clyde R. 
Spit zner, 

our alumni Presi- 
dent and commer- 
cial manager of 
Radio Station WIP, 
Philadelphia, has 
been named to the 
Board of Directors 
of the Pennsylvania 
Broadcasting Co. 

C. R. Spitzner 


Dr. Joseph F. Greco of Mt. Car- 

mel. Pa., in February was elect- 
ed President of the Northumberland 
County Medical Society. 

^ A A Robert M. Hunter has recently 

tj^ been promoted by the General 
Electric Co. He is now in the Rectifier 
Engineering Division of G. E. at Elec- 
tronic Parkway, Syracuse, N. Y, 

f AQ Jack W. Beyer is now associ- 
ijQ ated with James H. Drass, Inc., 
Sunbury, Investment and Brokerage 


Dr. Ralph H. Tietbohl, Jr. was 

released from active duty with 
the U. S. Navy on March 14. For the 
past year he had been stationed at the 
U. S. Naval Submarine Base Hospital 
in New London, Conn, Dr. Tietbohl is 
now practicing medicine at 2412 Penn. 
Ave., West Lawn, Pa. James B. Reilly 
has been made Division Manager for 
the New England Division of the Men- 
nen Co. 

Dr. Robert L. Goetz stopped for lunch at 
Phi Mu Delta on March 15 on his way 
to Corning, N. Y. where he is re-estab- 
lishing his practice of medicine. He 
will be out of the Navy in early summer, 

'CI John L. Eccker is now employed 

J j^ by Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fen- 
ner and Bean, investment firm, in the 
Lansing, Mich, branch, and is now in 
training at the heme office in New York 
City. John received his Masters degree 
from Michigan State Univ. last June, 
W. Donald Fisher, C. P. A., opened an 
office in Selinsgrove, recently. Donald 
formerly was senior auditor-accountant 
of the Vick Chemical Co. of New Jersey. 


Laura M. Arnold '27 and Herbert Hai-t 
wore united in marriage on Jan. 19 
in Christ Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They will 
reside in Germantown, Phila. 

Harry L. Batschclet, II, x'53 and Doro- 
thy RoCaskoy were married on March 
1. The wedding took place in Wil- 
liamsport, Pa., where the couple re- 

Barbara A. Decker '50 married William 
Siegfried on June 2, 1956. Barbara 
was formerly employed by Philco in 
Philadelphia. The couple is now re- 
.<:iding in Arlington, Va. 

The Rev. A. Ellsworth Grove, Jr. '25 
was married on Palm Sunday, March 
25, 1956 to Dorothy Wagner of Mif- 
flinburg. Dr. William M. Rearick '94 
(M. I.), performed the ceremony. The 
couple live in Sellersville, Pa. where 
Pastor Grove is pastor of three area 

Nancy J. Henderson '56 and George M. 
Nesbitt, Jr. x'59 were united in mar- 
riage on March 2 in Jacob Lutheran 
Church, Elysburg, Pa, The Rev. 
Wayne Lupolt '52 officiated at the 
double-ring ceremony, Nancy is 
serving as Parish Worker for the 
Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyo- 
missing. Pa., while George continues 
his studies at Albright College. 
Eleanor Dively '56 was the soloist at 
the wedding. 

Douglas A. Portzline '41 was married in 
late Jan. to Frances H. Walters in the 
Selinsgrove Methodist Church. Mr. 
Portzline is proprietor of Western 
Auto Associate Store, Selinsgrove, 
where the couple will reside. Abra- 
ham B. Portzline '50, brother of the 
groom, served as best man. 

Area J. Regoli '56 married Pat M. D'Es- 
posito on Sept. 23, 1956 in Bradley 
Beach, N. J. The couple toured lower 
Calif, and Mexico before returning to 
Bradle.v Beach, N, J., where they re' 
side at 501 Fourth Ave. 

(Continued on Page 8) 

fp*\ Lieut. Marvel Cowling was re- 

J ,1 cently sworn in as Lieut. J. G. 
in the regular Navy. Lieut. Cowling is 
with District Staff Hdqs., Fourth Naval 
District, U. S. Naval Base, Phila, Pa. 
Robert J. MacNamara, Jr., who received 
his Masters degree from the Univ. of 
Pittsburgh, had part of his thesis ap- 
pearing in the "Third Annual Report of 
Research Conducted in Universities and 
Liberal Arts Colleges of Penna." Bob 
is now in his third year of teaching in 
the Greensburg, Pa. high school. 


March, 1957 



Senator Ernest F. Walker '21 is introduced by daughter Betsy "59 
to Dr. Russ' class in State and Local Government 

Junior Co-eds 

ANOIA — a daughter, Lynne Marie, was 
born to Mr. '55 and Mrs. (Barbara 
May '55) James J. Anoia on Feb. 6. 
The Anoias reside at 16 Carlton Place, 
Baldwin, N. Y. 

BLOOIQUIST — Kevin Jonathan was 
born on Jan. 31 to Mr. and Mrs. (Lil- 
lian Hoover '50) R. John Bloomquist. 
The Bloomquists reside at 222 Fron- 
tenac Rd., Marquette Heights, 111. 

BOWERS — Bryan Richard made his ap- 
pearance on Aug. 10, 1956 in Aiken. 
S. C, where he and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. (Marilyn J. Fetterolf '54) 
Richard R. Bowers, reside. 

DRISCOLL — Martha Eileen arrived at 
her new home in New London, Conn, 
on Jan. 13. Martha's parents are Mr. 
'51 and Mrs. Joseph P. DriscoU. The 
DriscoUs have two other daughters, 
Kathy, 10, and Betsy, 7. 

ECCKER — Scott Stagg was born on Jan. 

5 to Mr. '51 and Mrs. (Barbara R. 

Stagg x'52) John L. Eccker of 2128 

Hamilton Rd., Okemos, Mich. Scott 

is the Eccker's first child. 
GELNETT — twin boys, Timothy John 

and Thomas Edward, were born to Dr. 

'46 and Mrs. Arthur J. Gelnett Feb. 
13. The Gelnetts have two other 
boys, Stevie, 5 and Scott, 3. They re- 
side in Milton, Pa. 

HENRY — David Norman arrived on No- 
vember 29, 1956 at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. (Ruth Lorrah '49) Norman 
A. Henry, Richmond, Va. David is 
their first child. 

MYERS — a daughter. Dawn Sheila, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. (Beatrice Mor- 
row '53) Earl A. Myers on Jan. 17. 
The Myers are residing in State Col- 
lege, Pa. 

PIRIE — Lisa Alice arrived on the scene 
Jan. 26 to Mr. '49 and Mrs. Warren 
J. Pirie of Linwood, N. J. The Piries 
have one other child, Christopher, 
who is 3 years old. 

TIETBOHL — Douglass Ralph was born 

on Dec. 17, 1956. His parents are Dr. 

'49 and Mrs. (Susan Foltz '51) Ralph 

H. Tietbohl, Jr. The Tietbohls have 

two other children, Patty, 3, and 

Greg, 2. 
WEBB — Cynthia Ellen arrived on Dec. 

15, 1956, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

(Virginia Cochrane '49) Carl E. Webb. 

The Webbs live in Caldwell, N. J. 

They have one other child, Virginia, 

who is 21/2 years old. 


DDhc '19 passed away Dec. 7, 1956 at 
his home in New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
After serving a number of years in 
the pastorate, he was admitted to the 
Bar in Ohio and practiced law in New 
Philadelphia until his retirement in 

1955. He was a member of the Board 
of Directors of S. U. from 1918 to 
1933, and a member of the Board of 
Education of the ULCA from 1927 to 

Jacob B. Bulick '05, succumbed at his 
home in Selinsgrove on Feb. 14. He 
had been in failing health since Sept., 

1956. After a number of years teach- 
ing and operating a retail store in 
Selinsgrove, he had served as a Jus- 
tice of the Peace since 1949. 

Samuel B. Burkhart '02, of Avalon, 
Pittsburgh, passed away on Feb. 5. 
Prior to his retirement three years 
ago, Mr. Burkhart was a salesman for 
the Hughes-Ogilvie Co., office furni- 
ture suppliers. He was an elder in 
the Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 
member of the board of management 
of the North Boroughs YMCA and a 
former officer of the Sertoma Club of 

The Rev. Frederick R. Greninger Sem. 
'18, died on Jan. 20. Pastor Greninger 
had been pastor of St. Stephen's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. Before coming to Pitts- 
burgh, he served pastorates in Mon- 
toursville. Pa., Williamsport, Pa. and 
Altoona, Pa. He also served as ser- 
vice center pastor in Columbia, S. C. 
and Columbus, Ga. during World War 


William H. Kempfer x'05, passed away 
on Dec. 25, 1956 in his home at 517 
Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, Fla. 
Mr. Kempfer was owner of the Mel- 
bourne Wholesale Grocery firm, hav- 
ing organized the chain of Kempfer 
grocery stores in surrounding towns. 
He was also an honorary member and 
past president of the local Rotary- 
Club, served as a director of Brevard 
Hospital for many years and was a 
past president of the Brevard County 
Cattlemen's Association. 

Stanley H. Mummey '49 succumbed sud- 
denly on Jan. 28 at his home in Mun- 
cy. Pa. He was a member of the fac- 
ulty of Muncy Joint Schools, having 
served as instructor in instrumental 
music since 1954. Mr. Mumme.y be- 
longed to the Ronald Ritter Post, 
American Legion, the Muncy Rotary 
Club, American Federation of Musi- 
cians and the St. Andrew Lutheran 



March, 1957 

Club News 


The Altoona District Alumni Club 
will hold its annual spring meeting in 
the Replogle Party House, 426 Walnut 
St., Roaring Spring, on Thursday eve- 
ning, April 25. 


The annual spring meeting of the 
Center-Union District Alumni Club is 
being held in the Evangelical and Re- 
formed Church, Aaronsburg. on Friday, 
April 12 at 6:30 P. M. The women of 
the church will serve a turkey dinner. 


The Johnstown District Club is plan- 
ning a dinner meeting for May 1 at Von 
Lunen's Restaurant in Geistown, Pa. 


The North New Jersey Club held its 
annual dinner meeting at the Friar 
Tuck Inn, Cedar Grove on Sat., March 
2. New officers for 1957-59 were in- 
stalled: Co-Presidents, Mr. '51 and 
Mrs. (Floris Guyer '50) Herbert Hains, 
V. Pres., Jacob Spangler '52 and Secy.- 
Treas., Mr. '52 and Mrs. (Shirley Nick- 
lin '50) Robert Bogdanffy. After a 
short business meeting, the 44 members 
in attendance enjoyed a talk by 
"Whitey" Keil '39, football coach at S. 
U., who showed colored movies of the 
Crusaders in action. 


Plans are now being made for the 
Susquehanna - Valley District Alumni 
Club to hold its annual meeting on the 
campus the evening of April 30. The 
group will have dinner in Horton Din- 
ing Hall, followed by a business meet- 
ing. Later on, members will have an 
opportunity to attend Susquehanna's 
Orchestra Concert in Seibert Hall at 
8:15 P. M. 


The Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Club held 
its spring banquet on March 19 at the 
Hotel Sterling, Wilkes - Barre. The 
speaker at the meeting was Dr. William 
A. Russ, Jr., Professor of History at 
S. U. Officers elected were: Pres., John 
E. Noonan '28 and Secy.-Treas., Claire 
Haggerty Backer '54. 


The annual spring meeting of the 
York-Hanover Club will be held on 
April 25 at 6:30 P. M. in the Reformed 
Church, Abbottstown, Pa. The women 
of the church will serve a turkey din- 


POSTMASTER— Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post GfTice as Second Class Matter 

Class Reunions Scheduled For Alumni Day, May 4, 1957 

As always, the heart of an Alumni Day program is the various class 
reunions. Classes due to hold reunions this year have responded more read- 
ily than in the past, and have had an earlier start in promoting their ac- 

The very successful program of the past few years will be continued 
this year, when the anniversary classes will meet in separate rooms on the 
campus for their noon luncheons, followed by fellowship, story telling, pic- 
ture taking, etc. The following classes will hold reunions on May 4: 


Charles I. Boyer, 601 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Frank S. Noetling, 305 Reagan St., Sunbury, Pa. 

The Rev. Paul H. Stahl, 1034 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Dr. Park W. Huntington, 715 W. 37th St., Wilmington, Del. 

Mrs. Sydney S. Dunning (Beatrice Fisher) 736 Pembrook Ave., 

Jenkintown, Pa. 
The Rev. Bert E. Wynn, 207 W. King St., Bedford, Pa. 
Maurice C. Sheaffer, 93 Logan St., Lewistown, Pa. 
Mr. Francis R. Gelnett, 210 S. Market St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mr. Neil C. Fisher, Box 121, Sandy Lake, Pa. 
Mr. Frank Corcoran, Asst. P.M., S&T, Military College, 

Chester, Pa. 
Mrs. Clair W. Settle (Ann Guise) Main St., 

Biglerville, Pa. 























5th 1952 

The classes graduating before 1907, forming the "Emeritus" group, will 
be assigned a private room for their luncheon. Contact will be made with 
this group through the Alumni Office. 

Meet The Bride and Groom 

(Continued from Page 6) 

James M. Rising '54 married Nancy Lee 
Blazer on Dec. 22, 1956 in Trinity 
Lutheran Church, Sunbury. Pa. Mr. 
Rising is employed as manager of the 
Bogar Construction Co., Selinsgrove, 
where the couple reside at Bel Mar 
Terrace. Bruce Bell "55 and Clifford 
Stampfel '54 were ushers. 

D. Arlene Roberts x'58 was married to 
D. Gary Evans on Feb. 9 in Johns- 
town, Pa. Gloria Myers, presently 
attending S. U., was the soloist. Nan- 
cy Ridinger and Thelma Rosetti, also 
students at S. U., were members of 

the wedding party. The couple will 
reside in Houston, Texas. 

Irma R. Strawbridge '49 was united in 
marriage on Dec. 29, 1956 to David R. 
Hallenbcck. The wedding took place 
in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Irma 
formerly had worked for the Penna. 
State Dept. in Harrisburg. 

Carl R. Winey '55 was married to Grace 
Sharadin, Middlcburg, on Dec. 29, 
1956, in Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 
Carl is employed at Kennedy Van 
Saun in Danville, Pa. as a control 
chemist. The couple are residing ot 
120 Mull St., Danville, Pa. 


,,«:;;; ^^\ 

voL.-^cxvr isV 

June, 1957 

No. 4 


On June 1. with the football stands packed to capacity, Earl I. Shobert II '35, in his Commencement address to 
the class ot 1957 said, "I wish for you the God-like gifts of insight and understanding." He used as the title of 
his address "Opportunity Unlimited." Later in the Exercises, President G. Morris Smith conferred upon Mr. 
Shobert the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. 



June, 1957 


Dear Alumni: 

A very pleasant Commencement was 
held on June 1, ending our 99th year. 
Faculty and trustees have been busy 
planning for our 100th birthday year. 
The first feature on next year's Cen- 
tennial program will be held on Sep- 
tember 27, 10:30 a. m., when Dr. Frank- 
lin Clark Fry, president of the United 
Lutheran Church, will give the main 
address, honoring the founders of the 
University. Churches of the Central 
Pennsylvania Synod, through their pas- 
tors, will receive .special invitations for 
this occasion. 

The next important date during our 
Centennial year will be Homecoming, 
November 2, 1957, of special interest to 
our Alumni. We hope this day will 
break all records for attendance by 

The spring events celebrating the 
Centennial are now being planned, and 
announcement of details will be given 
in a later issue of the Quarterly. 

The status of our Centennial Appeal 
as of May 1, 1957 is as follows: 
Total pledged, including 
churches, trustees, fac- 
ulty, and alumni $595,088.45 

Paid on Appeal 136,959.95 

Looking forward with great pleasure 
to greeting you during our Centennial 
Year, I am 

Faithfully yours, 

G. Morris Smith 
June 15, 1957 

S. C. A. Gives To W. U. S. 

The Student Christian Association of 
Susquehanna University, as one of their 
final good deeds of the year, sent a 
check for $100 to the World University 

In acknowledging the gift, the Sec- 
retary of W. U. S. said the gift would go 
immediately to the 1957 "Program of 
Action." "Your help," said Mr. De- 
nise, "is a potent boost to morale and a 
stimulus to continued hard work of 
students who do not have the advan- 
tages of those in America." 

Club News 

Raymond P. "Rip" Carman, Sr., of York, 
newly elected President of the Alumni 

Association, sends his first message 
to the Alumni. 
Dear Alumni: 

My first message must certainly in- 
clude my sincere appreciation and 
thanks for the honor and confidence 
you have placed on me and the other 
Alumni officers for this Centennial year. 
We are mindful of the responsibilities 
and duties of these offices. You have 
our promise to discharge the duties and 
exercise the privileges assigned us to 
bring honor and esteem to our Alumni 
Association and especially to Dear Old 
Susquehanna University. 

Plans are being made for a full year 
of history-making events to pay due 
tribute to the first century of progress 
and to dedicate the next 100 years to 
even greater progress. The program 
will not be complete without extensive 
alumni participation. Why not organ- 
ize a little party from your area and 
arrange to be present to add your spirit 
and enthusiasm to this very important 
Centennial celebration. 

Most of the district clubs are plan- 
ning a picnic or fall meeting prior to 
Alumni Day. Your officers will be able 
to supply you with more definite in- 
formation concerning the full year of 
celebration and your part in it. 

May I take this opportunity to con- 
gratulate the members of the Class of 
1957 upon your graduation. Go forth 
to success in life singing the praises of 
Old S. U. Join your area Alumni As- 

Hoping to meet all of you soon. 


Raymond P. Garman, Sr., Pres. 
General Alumni Association 


The Center-Union District Club held 
its annual spring meeting April 12 in 
the Evangelical and Reformed Church, 
Aaronsburg. A turkey dinner with all 
the trimmings was served by the wo- 
men of the church. Dr. and Mrs. G. 
Morris Smith were the guests of the 
evening. The following officers were 
re-elected: Ralph E. Beahm '30, Pres.; 
Paul D. Reamer '31, V. Pres.; and Mrs. 
Spencer Boyer (Shirley Showalter '50), 


The annual spring meeting of the 
Harrisburg District Alumni Club was 
held Wednesday, May 1 in the Colonial 
Country Club, Harrisburg. There were 
36 in attendance. Dave Perry, promi- 
nent lawyer and lecturer, was the prin- 
cipal speaker. Dan MacCuish brought 
greetings from the campus. Entertain- 
ment was provided by two students, 
Janice Adams and "Bucky" Clark. Of- 
ficers elected were: Marsh Bogar '51, 
Pres.; Bruce A. Bell '55, V. Pres., and 
Mrs. C. K. Whitman (Catherine Byrod 
'34), Sec'y-Treas. Plans are being made 
to co-sponsor another Allenberry Play- 
house performance with the Hanover- 
York Club, Sept. 9, 1957. 


The Johnstown Club held its annual 
spring meeting May 1 at Von Lunen's 
Restaurant in Goistown, Pa. Thirty- 
two were in attendance. The campus 
was represented by Prof. Benjamin Lotz 
and Louis Heinze, a junior at S. U. 
Plans are being made for a picnic at 
Camp Sequanota in July. Also dis- 
cussed were suggestions for securing 
additional support for the scholarship 
fund. New officers elected were: The 
Rev. Harold L. Rowe '34, Pres.; Percy 
B. Davis '26, V. Pres.: Mrs. George R. 
Walter (Grace Fries '40), Sec'y; Robert 
A. Gabrenya '40, Treas.; Mrs. Max 
Govekar (Mary Lizzio '47), Mrs. M. 
Fetterolf (Mabel Kinsey '24) and Dr. I. 
Hess Wagner '98, Members of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 


The Lehigh Valley District Club will 
hold a family picnic on Saturday, Aug. 
3 from 2:00 to 8:00 in the Nazareth 
Boro Park. 


The Philadelphia District Club an- 
nual spring meeting, scheduled for May 
(Continued on Page 5) 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

June, 1957 



$38,505.70 Contributed by Alumni to 
Centennial Fund. Century Club Members 
Carman Says, 'Keep It Coming." 

Susquehanna's Centennial Fund, still growing, now shows a total of $38,505.70 
contributed by the alunani as of June 7. Alumni gifts, to be applied to the Cen- 
tennial Fund, will continue to come in for the balance of 1957. 

Alumni President Garman has said that one of his objectives of this year 
will be to get an even higher percentage of alumni contributors. Said he "I have 
talked with many alumni who want to be a part of this Centennial giving, and 
all they need is another reminder." 

The encouraging thing has been the large number of Century Club members, 
those who have contributed §100 or more. This total to date is 190. 

In order to get a clearer picture of alumni giving, a resolution was passed at 
the council meeting on Alumni Day, asking all those who are members of a church 
in the Central Penna. Synod of the U. L. C. A., and who have contributed through 
their church, to notify the Alumni Office. Many have already done so, but Presi- 
dent Garman requests those who have not, to send immediately a statement to 
the Alumni Office listing their church and the amount of the pledge. 

Listed below are names of those who have contributed since the last issue of 
the Quarterly. 

1891— 1925- 

B. Meade Wagensellei- 
1893 — 

John I. Woodiulf 
1896 — 

Chalmei-s E. Frontz 
1898 — 

Brian Teats 

1901 — 

Robert Z. Burns 

1902 — 

David B. Moist 
1909 — 

Ira S. Sassaman 

Ethel Smyser Kemble 

Mary A. Phillips 

1913 — 

Rine G. Winey 

1915 — 

Abel-deen Phillips 
Ralph Witmer 

1919 — 

Mary Woodruff Martin 

1920 — 

Ralph W. Woodruff 

1922 — 

Charles H. Rothfuss 

1923 — 

Russell P. Knoebel 

1924 — 

Harner R. Middleswarth 

Adeline K. Strouse 
Christie E. Zimmerman 

1926 — 

Barbara E. DeRemer 
Catherine Beachley 

1927 — 

Lee E. Triebels 

1928 — 

Helen Ott Soper 

Mary Wentzel Updegrove 

1929 — 

Paul H. Aumiller 
Helen Simons Barrick 
Clarence F. Updegrove 

1930 — 

Mildred Arbegast Speer 

1931 — 

H. Vernon Blough 

1932 — 

John F. Kindsvatter 
Reed Speer 

1933 — 

Laird S. Gemberling 

1934 — 

Beatrice Shively Aumiller 

James C. Suter 
1936 — 

Charles L. Fasold 

Marcella Chaya Turnbach 
1941 — 

Donald L. Ford 

Dorothy Dellecker 

194e — 

Roswell J. Johns 

1947 — 

Raymond G. Hochstuhl 
Gayle Clark Johns 

1953 — 

Beatrice Morrow Myers 

1954 — 

Joyce K. Gilbert 

1955 — 

Arlan Gilbert 

1956 — 

Maria S. Ronngren 

1957 — 

Lillian O. Troutman 


Mrs. Charles Aikens 

Dr. Geo. M. Bogar X 

Mr. and Mrs. Malcome 
Musser (Hon. '55) 

Miss Elizabeth Scharf 

Wilbur C. Wolf 

Zion Evangelical Lutheran 
Sunday School, Lancaster. 

ALUMNI GRAND TOTAL.. $38,505.70 


BARBARA L. BOOB '57 was united in 
marriage to Donald E. Shaffer on May 
31 in the Evangelical United Brethren 
Church, McClure, Pa. Maid of honor 
was MARY SOUDEN '58. The couple 
will reside temporarily in Selins- 

GETELL FRIEDMAN x'58 was mar- 
ried this June to James L. Dalton 
of Luling, Texas. Getell was former- 
ly employed at Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege, Phila. The couple will reside 
in Chicago, where James will attend 

the Univ. of Chicago. JANET GOR- 
DON '58 was a bridesmaid and WAL- 
LACE GORDON '54 the vocalist. 

ELIZABETH B. FRY '38 was married 
to Lawrence Vogel on March 13 in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. They are now resid- 
ing at 918 Calif. Ave., Avalon, Pitts- 
burgh 2, Pa. 

MARGARET R. GORDON '55 and Mar- 
vin E. Bonawitz were united in mar- 
riage on May 18 in Philadelphia, Pa. 
They plan to reside in Philadelphia 
where Margie is a medical secretary. 

MARY J. JESSEN '49 was married on 
June 2 to Arnold C. Ahansen in the 
University Lutheran Church, Seattle, 

Century Club 

Listed below are alumni who have 
become members of the Century 
Club since the last issue of the 
Quarterly. Century Club members 
have contributed $100 or more to the 
Centennial Fund. 

Robert M. Bastress 

Barbara E. DeRemer 

Donald L. Ford 

Chalmers E. Frontz 

Laird S. Gemberling 

Raymond G. and Dorothy Dellecker 

John F. Kindsvatter 
Russell P. Knoebel 
Harner R. and Catherine Beachley 

David B. Moist 
Maria S. Ronngren 
Charles H. Rothfuss 
Helen Ott Soper 

Reed and Mildred Arbegast Speer 
David G. Volk 
Rine G. 'Winey 
Ralph 'Witmer 
Ralph 'W. 'Woodruff 

JOHN W. MAYER '52 was married to 
Barbara J. Overs on May 10 in Pit- 
man, N. J. 

ONGKAR NARAYAN '47 was united in 
marriage to Manorama Narine on 
March 24, according to an announce- 
ment received by President G. Mor- 
ris Smith. 

NETH F. ERDLEY, JR. '55 were mar- 
ried on May 25 in Temple Lutheran 
Church, Brookline, Pa. The Rev. 
ROBERT F. FISHER '40 officiated at 
the double-ring ceremony. The couple 
is residing at Lansdale Gardens, Nor- 
folk, 'Va. where Ken is stationed with 
the U. S. Navy. Mr. '55 and Mrs. 
WALTER C. ALBERT were members 
of the wedding party along with 

LILLIAN C. SMITH '50 was married to 
Darrie S. Cinti in December, 1956 in 
the Church of the Redeemer, Buenos 
Aires, Argentina. 

DEXTER N. 'WEIKEL '48 was united in 
marriage to Margaret L. Maitland on 
May 11 in Messiah Lutheran Church, 
'Williamsport, where he is organist 
and choirmaster. Among the ushers 
were The Rev. CHARLES L. LADY 
•48 and GAIL R. -WEIKEL '58, bro- 
ther of the groom. 



June, 1957 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 

t-tn Dr. Harry R. Shipe, of Berwick, 
l^ Pa., retired from the active min- 
istry after completing 42 years of ser- 
vice to the Lutheran Church. Dr. and 
Mrs. Shipe are now living in Daytona 
Beach, Fla. 


E. Stumpf 

is now Supervising 
Chief of Music Ed- 
ucation in the Ele- 
," - » mentary Schools of 

P» fM Hillsboro County, 


* 1 ^^''" ^- ^'' 

Florence Stumpf ^Q rich, hospi- 

talized since April, 1956 with multiple 
sclerosis, has asked for the prayers of 
his friends. His address is Veterans' 
Hospital, 408 First Ave., New York, 
N. Y. 

ftyr Dr. Harland D. Fague, Pastor of 
^J St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 
Lancaster, Pa., delivered the Bacca- 
laureate sermon at the Presbyterian 
Hospital, Columbia Medical Center, N. 
Y. C. on June 2. His daughter, Bar- 
bara, was in the graduating class. 
Roger M. Blough, with a full cover 
sketch on the Sunday, April 28 issue of 
the Pittsburgh Press "Roto," carried on 
the inside a two-page story under the 
title "U. S. Steel's Roger Blough." 
Time Magazine of May 13 also used a 
picture of him. 

Mrs. Harland D. Fague (Sara 
lassinger) was recently elected 
president of the Lancaster, Pa. Con- 
ference of U. L. Church Women. Dr. 
Lee E. Boyer, Professor of Mathematics 
at Millersville State Teachers' College, 
has been elected a member on the com- 
mittee on Improving the Teaching of 
Science and Mathematics of the Penn. 
Dept. of Public Instruction. 

'00 ^'^' J^"^*^" ^- Grouse in Oct., 
^0 19'^6, accepted the pastorate at 
St. James Lutheran Church, Altoona, 
Pa. He was formerly pastor of St. 
Timothy's Lutheran Church in Forest 
Park, Ga. He received his S.T.D. from 
Temple University in 1954. 

'on Oren S. Kaltriter, Science teacher 
jy at the Middletown, Pa. High 
School, is a member of the same com- 
mittee listed above under Dr. Lee E. 
Boyer '26. 

9*\-t The Rev. Paul R. Ashby has ac- 

J I ccpted a position as psychiatric 
chaplain at the State School in Was- 
saic, N. Y. He had been pastor of St. 

ft\(* Mi 
ZU Ha 

Matthew's Lutheran Church, Shamokin 
Dam, Pa., for 21 years. 
Ronald E. Kehler, Supervising Principal 
of the Butler Township Schools and 
pastor of First Congregational Church, 
Mt. Carmel, received the honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Education from Bur- 
ton College and Seminary, Manitou 
Springs, Colo., on June 4. 


Albert Hess is now associated 
with the American Creosoting 
Corp. as Assistant Vice Pres. in Con- 
tract Sales. He is located in Midland 
Park, N. J. 

'07 Glyde R. Spitzner recently had 
J I an article printed in the "Greater 
Philadelphia." He was one of five sales 
managers who answered the question, 
"How Do You Set Sales Quotas?" 

'00 Fleanor B. Brown has been 
JO granted a leave of absence from 
the Sacramento, Calif. Senior High 
School to complete her doctorate at 
Penn State Univ. According to a news 
clipping from the Sacramento Union, 
she received what is probably the most 
substantial scholarship honors in the 
history of the local schools. 


The Rev. Daniel L. Bergstresser 

has been assigned as Mission 
Developer at Fort Myers, Fla., by the 
Board of Missions of the U. L. C. A. A 
member of the Board of Directors of 
S. U., he was formerly pastor of St. 
Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Lancaster, Pa. 

'yll Cleorge H. Bantley has joined 
41 the staff of the Bettis Plant of 
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. He had been a major in the U. S. 
Marine Corps. 

Dr. Joseph F. Greco, President of the 
North'd County Medical Society, has 
been elected an Associate member of 
the American Psychiatric Association. 


Neil C. Fisher is Mid-western 
President of the Pennsylvania 
Music Educators' Association. 

f t A The Rev. George M. Smith con- 
ijij tributed seven daily readings to 
the May-June issue of "Light for To- 
day." A publication of the Muhlenberg 
Press, it is under the editorship of the 
Rev. Robert R. Clark '35. 

> J /» Blair L. Heaton has been award- 
^n ed a stipend to provide for ad- 
canced work in the National Science 
Foundation Academic Year Institute at 
Penn State Univ. He has been granted 
a year's sabbatical leave by Selinsgrove 
Area Joint H. S., where he has taught 


mathematics and science for the past 
10 years. 

f Mt\ Kenneth M. Merz received his 
4J/ Ph.D. from Rutgers Univ. on 
June 5th. 

>r A The Rev. Paul R. Haffly is now 

3U ^^'^'^ ^^^ Board of American 
Missions of the U L. C. A., developing 
a new congregation in the southwest 
section of Savannah, Ga. He was for- 
merly pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church and Trinity Lutheran Church 
in Confluence, Pa. 

Patricia Houtz was granted a master of 
science degree in business education 
from Penn State Univ. in early June. 
She has been teaching secretarial sub- 
jects in Sunbury High School for the 
past five years. 

Marianne Fague, missionary to 
British Guiana, completing her 
first three-year term, will return to her 
home in Lancaster, Pa. for furlough in 
fr*\ The Rev. E. Lawrence Bottiger, 

3 J asst. pastor of Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Hazleton, was ordained into 
the ministry May 12. 
Arthur K. Olson received his Master's 
Degree in Business Administration 
from Rutgers Univ. in early June. 
>r J Kenneth H. Bothwell, Jr., Guid- 

34 ance Counsellor with the Key- 
port, N. J. school system, plans to start 
work on his doctorate in Sept., after 
completing his M.A. degree in Educa- 
tional Psychology at Rugers Univ. W. 
Reuben Henry, recently discharged 
from military service, is Personnel Di- 
rector for the S. Morgan Smith & Co. 
in York, Pa. Herbert N. Krauss is with 
the C. P. A. firm of Peat, Marwich, 
Mitchell and Co., Ozone Park, N. Y. 
>^^ Arlan K. Gilbert received his 

33 M.A. degree in history from the 
Univ. of Delaware in June. He has re- 
ceived a teaching fellowship in history 
at the Univ. of Wisconsin and will be- 
gin his studies in Sept. 

Henry S. Cook has recently com- 
pleted his basic training with the 
U. S. Army in Fort Dix. N. J. 







June, 1957 



New Nominees to the 
Board of Directors 

At the May meeting of the General 
Alumni Association. Mr. Clyde R. 
Spitzner '37, former President of the 
Association, was nominated to the 
Board of Directors of Susquehanna 
University, as the Alumni representa- 
tive. The term of Dr. Joseph L. Hack- 
enberg "20, expires this year. 

At the meeting of the Central Penn- 
sylvania Synod held June 11-13. the 
following were nominated to the Board: 
The Rev. Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., 
S.U. '45, Pastor of Christ Lutheran 
Church, Gettysburg. Pa. He will suc- 
ceed the Rev. G. Blair Harman, S. U. 
'20. The Rev. Richard M. Rutter, Pas- 
tor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 
Millersville, Pa., to succeed the Rev. 
Daniel L. Bergstresser, S.U. '40, who 
has moved out of the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Synod, and Mr. John R. Miller of 
Carlisle who will succeed Mr. W. Boyd 
Tobias of Williamsport. 

All of these new nominees will be 
presented to the Board for election at 
the October meeting. 


Club News 

(Continued from Page 2) 
28, had to be cancelled. Plans are now 
being made for a summer picnic and 
members may expect to hear from 
President Kenneth A. Lenker as to the 
exact date and place. 

The annual spring meeting of the 
Susquehanna Valley District Club was 
held April 30 on the campus. Members 
had dinner in Horton Dining Hall and 
later attended the S. U. Symphony 
Concert. Dr. G. Morris Smith gave a 
progress report and talked of plans for 
the centennial celebration. Officers re- 
elected for the year are: Newton Ker- 
stetter '31, Pres. and B. Mary Shipe '42, 

The annual spring meeting of the 
York-Hanover District Club was held 
April 25 in the Abbottstown Reformed 
Church, with 72 in attendance. The 
ladies of the church prepared a Penna. 
Dutch Turkey Dinner, which was served 
family style. Dean Russell Gait was 
the speaker for the evening and Dr. 
Percy M. Linebaugh brought along 
three students who provided the enter- 
tainment. Officers elected for the year 
are: H. Vernon Ferster '36, Pres.; The 
Rev. Kenneth D. James '33, V. Pres.; 
Mrs. Richard Reiff (Janet Hoke '44), 
Sec'y and Patricia F. Heathcote '52, 

Top Picture — Highlight of the day's program was the presentation of the 
Alumni Outstanding Achievement Awards to Dr. John I. Woodruff '88 of Selins- 
grove and Dr. George E. Fisher '88 of York, Pa. Chairman of the committee, 
Preston H Smith '38, is seen presenting the award to Dr. Woodruff while President 
G Morris Smith looks on. H. Vernon Ferster '36 accepts Dr. Fisher's award in 
his absence. Clyde R. Spitzner '37 presided at the assembly. 

Lower Picture— S. U. 's oldest alumnus. Dr. George R. Ulrich '86, talks with 
President Smith and newly elected alumni president Raymond P. Garman '30. 

Classes holding reunions were: 1952, 1947, 1942, 1937, 1932, 1927, 1922, 1917, 
1912, 1907 and 1902. 

Officers elected by the Alumni Association for the current year are: John I. 
Woodruff '88, Honorary Pres.; Raymond P. Garman '30, Pres.; Lawrence M. 
Isaacs "43, First V. Pres.; Mrs. Donald E. Hollway '28, Second V. Pres.; Janet Rohr- 
bach '46 Sec'v; W. David Gross "47, Treas.; Edwin M. Brungart '00, Statistician; 
Glenn l! Musser '41 and Paul M. Haines '31, Members at Large and Alumni rep- 
resentative on University Board of Trustees, Clyde R. Spitzner '37. 



June, 1957 

Football at S. U. in the 1890's, the Pride 
and Joy of the Student Body. Students 
Played Five, Six and Seven Years on Team 


Editor's Note: The following is continued from the March edition of the 
"Alumnus" and is the story of early football at S. U. The first part of the story, 
among other things, told of the enthusiastic support of the faculty. 

The students on the football team ap- 
preciated such faculty support as this. 
"Our faculty," they said, "has been all 
that could be hoped for." Faculty sup- 
port lessened the burden of criticism 
which came from many sources. H. W. 
Morris, captain of the '98 team, wrote 
an article entitled "A Player's Testi- 
mony," in which he attributed much of 
the criticism of the game to the mis- 
taken idea that only brute strength was 
needed in order to play the sport and 
that intelligence assumed a minor role. 
Professor Yutzy supported Morris' opin- 
ion. Actually, said Yutzy, "the game is 
a vigorous trainer of the intellect. 
Quickness of perception, ready discern- 
ment of intricate points [and] keen 
practical judgement" are constantly 
practiced. "Each man [on the team] 
must be a thinker, a quick thinker." 
Others, eager to defend the game, were 
quick to point out that players ob- 
tained "new ideas . . . through contests" 
with other colleges. "Our boys have 
had their range of vision broadened," 
said one, "their ideas enlarged." An- 
other said that the game "cements the 
bond of union among the students as 
nothing else can." 

Football grew in importance in Sel- 
insgrove with each passing season. A 
great impetus was given to the sport 
locally when, in 1895, the two-year pro- 
gram of studies was extended to four 
years and Missionary Institute became 
Susquehanna University. Shortly there- 
after, "at an enthusiastic mass meeting 
of the students . . . maroon and orange 
were unanimously adopted as the Uni- 
versity colors." From 1895, each sea- 
son found more and more spectators on 
the sidelines during the games and dur- 
ing the practice sessions. Students, 
professors, and townspeople could be 
heard participating in the college yell 
and cheering the team to victory: 

Alpha! Beta! Gamma! 
Rho! Sigma! Rhi! 
Susquehanna! Susquehanna! 
Biff! Wah! Bang! 

Said one spectator as he watched a 
practice session: "It is an interesting 
sight to see our boys plow up the dust 
and shake each other up." Interest and 
enthusiasm finally reached the point 
where player and spectator alike were 
sorry to see the end of the season ar- 
rive. One of the students at the time 
caught this feeling in a piece of verse 
which he wrote: 

The sprinting halfback checks his pace, 

the full-back punts no more, 
The "guards-back" call had died away, 

the rooters joy is o'er; 
The little groups stand here and there 

recounting victories won. 
And telling friends what might have 

been, had this or that been done. 

The football teams of Susquehanna 
University, in the 1890's, were only av- 
erage small college squads, but they 
were the pride and joy of the student 
body. The ages ranged from eighteen 
to twenty-eight, their average weight 
was only about one hundred and sixty 
pounds, and the average height was 
about five feet six inches or slightly 
more. A familiar sight in the 1890's 
and one which was never given a sec- 
ond thought, was the moustaches, large, 
small and handlebar, which could be 
seen on the gridiron players in any 

The teams were not spectacular, nor 
were they fast. Usually they preferred 
to grind away at line bucking, a type 
of play, it appears, which they used 
more than other teams. The teams 
were always well disciplined, for in 
those days the captain's word was law. 
His word was "followed with unques- 
tionable obedience." The loss of a cap- 
tain in a game was considered to be a 
tragic circumstance. 

The Susquehanna teams were always 
numerically small. At no time during 
the 1890's was the enrollment of the 
college in excess of two hundred stu- 
dents, and some of these were women. 
Susquehanna was a college of the 

Evangelical Lutheran Church and, as 
such, there was always a predominant 
religious atmosphere on the campus. 
Football had its competitors in other 
activities. Many members of the foot- 
ball squad were studying for the min- 
istry. They frequently preached in 
neighborhood churches. They usually 
belonged to, and took active part in, 
the Y. M. C. A. or the Missionary So- 
ciety, or both. Thus, in the total pic- 
ture of campus life at the time, ath- 
letics did not hold a major position. 
Also, baseball, basketball, and track and 
field events absorbed a great deal of 
the attention given to sports; cycling, 
tennis, and skating still held their own 
as significant means of recreation and 
physical development. 

During the last decade of the nine- 
teenth century the university's football 
team did not always consist of students 
alone. The first coach, Professor John 
I. Woodruff, played right halfback at 
times. C. Oscar Ford, a graduate and 
star player at Dickinson, played right 
halfback and tackle during the season 
that he coached the team. Contempor- 
aries said that he could "easily spill a 
whole mountain of interference" and 
that he could "put up a strong game." 
Some of the students played five, six, 
and seven years on the team. After 
they were graduated from the regular 
four-year curriculum, they transferred 
to the school of theology and were per- 
mitted to continue their football ac- 

The greatest rival of Susquehanna in 
the early years was the Lutheran col- 
lege at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On 
October 8, 1897, when the members of 
the Susquehanna team entrained for 
Gettysburg to meet their rivals for the 
first time, feeling ran high. Many 
cheered them, but others ridiculed them 
and said that they were playing a team 
that was out of their class. The game 
was an exciting and noisy one, as ex- 
pected, according to contemporaries who 
saw it. At times the crowd became so 
noisy that the players could not hear 
the signals being called. Frequently the 
spectators crowded over the sideline 
ropes and got onto the field where they 
interrupted the progress of the game. 

Four Gettysburg men were injured 
and one Susquehanna player sustained 
a broken nose. But there were many 
happy students and townspeople in Sel- 
insgrove who cheered their team when 
it returned homo. Selinsgrove had re- 
ceived news of Susquehanna's victory 
via telegraph. They waited with torch- 
lights at the railroad station for the re- 
turn of the team in order to celebrate 

June, 1957 



Three Prominent Alumni Receive Honorary Junior Co-eds 
Degrees at 99th Commencement 

(Left to Right) — The Rev. Calvin J. Naugle '34, Pastor of Children's Memorial 
Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Mo., delivered the Baccalaureate sermon and re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

Miss Christie E. Zimmerman '25, for a quarter of a century a Lutheran mis- 
sionary in India, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy. 

Mr. Earl L Shobert II '35 was the Commencement speaker and received the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Science. He is Director of Research and Engineering 
for the Stackpole Carbon Co., St. Marys, Pa. 

the 4-0 vi^in. To the students at Get- 
tysburg, who fully expected a victory 
for their team, the result was "most 
disappointing." They laid the cause to 
"hard luck and accidents." 

In 1898, the Gettysburg team travelled 
to Selinsgrove for a return match. 
•'Threatening weather foreboded a slip- 
pery game and limited the attendance, 

yet the crowd numbered almost 300, 
and they all came to see S. U. 'do or 
die' and they saw her 'do' in a very 
gentlemanly and creditable manner." 
Between the halves of this game the 
spectators "took possession of the sur- 
roundings and sang and howled them- 
selves hoarse, till the canvas jackets and 
sweaters appeared around the corner of 
the buildings marching again to the 

CAMPBELL — a son, Michael Kay was 
born on March 5 to Mr. '54 and Mrs. 
(Carol Clement x'56) Kay G. Camp- 
bell. The Campbells reside in Scotch 
Plains, N. J. 

HACKENBERG— Robert Lee, Jr. ar- 
rived on April 29 at the home of Mr. 
'56 and Mrs. Robert L. Hackenberg. 
The Hackenbergs reside at 30 Fleet- 
wood Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

HARBST — Thomas Donald arrived on 
May 23 at his new home in Celina, 
Ohio. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. 
(Marjorie Alexander x'51) Donald 


LADY — Ann Elizabeth was born April 
27 to the Rev. '48 and Mrs. Eleanor 
Steele '48) Charles L. Lady of Kon- 
narock, Va. The Ladys have two 
other children, Jonathan, four and 
Tim, one. 

OBERHEIM — Robert Lynn made his 
appearance on May 24 at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. (Leah Cryder '57) Rob- 
ert J. Oberheim of Pleasant Gap, Pa. 
The Oberheims have another child, 
Karen Lee, two. 

ROSS — Donald James arrived at the 
home of Mr. '54 and Mrs. (Dorothy 
Apgar '53) D. Samuel Ross, Jr. on 
April 3. They reside in Mahwah, N. 
J. with their two other sons, David 
Allan and Randall Lee. 

ROTHFUSS — Martha Jean was born 
March 11 to Dr. '22 and Mrs. Charles 
H. Rothfuss of Woodbridge, N. J., ac- 
cording to a clever birth announce- 
ment resembling a theatre ticket. 

STATLER — Anne Louise was born Feb. 
20 to Mr. and Mrs. (Janet Wolfe '50) 
Edwin L. Statler. The Statlers live 
at 112 Tioga St., Johnstown, Pa. 

TORROMEO — a daughter, Karen Joan 
was born to Mr. '52 and Mrs. (Shirley 
Still x'54) Felix J. Torromeo on 
March 22. The Torromeos have one 
other daughter, Debra Jean, three. 
They reside in Lindenhurst, N. Y. 

WISE — Catherine Louise arrived on the 
scene May 22 to Mr. and Mrs. (El- 
eanor Saveri '39) Richard A. Wise of 
Lebanon, Pa. The Wises have four 
other children, Richard, Edward, Te- 
resa Anne and Sara Donley. 

fray." Then they "once more waited 
with bated breath and throbbing 
hearts." The Selinsgrovers were not 
disappointed. Susquehanna won, 15-0. 

(Continued Next Issue) 



June, 1957 

Sportsmanship Trophy 

President G. Morris Smith is seen 
above congratulating Stan Shilling '57, 
for winning the Sportsmanship Trophy, 
donated annually by the Men's Student 
Council to outstanding players of S. U.'s 
three main sports — baseball, basketball 
and football. Losing several games by 
one run. Coach Dick Hummel's ball 
tossers this season wound up with a 
hard luck 3-9 season. Most encourag- 
ing was the performance of a number 
of freshmen who should give the team 
of 1958 at least a .500 per cent record. 
Lost to the team through graduation 
were Stan Shilling and Milan Kratzer. 


Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 

notify if undelivered 

Post Office as Second Class Matter 

Pfeiflfer Goes To Bucknell 

Popular Ed PfeifEer '50, director of 
S. U.'s inter-collegiate basketball pro- 
gram since 1952. is lost to the Crusaders, 
and next year will devote his coaching 
energies to Bucknell's freshman team. 

Always an ardent booster of S. U., 
Pfeiffer in his numerous contacts 
throughout the state in business, sports 
and education, never failed to get in a 
good word for his Alma Mater. Be- 
cause of these numerous contacts, he 
was highly successful in bringing to 
S. U. some of the best basketball play- 
ers in recent years. 

Playing a tough schedule against col- 
leges offering athletic scholarships and 
double S. U.'s size, Pfeiffer, after de- 
voting his time to building up a team, 
came through in 1956 with a 10-8 rec- 
ord and last year wound up winning 11 
against 8 losses. 

At Bucknell, Pfeiffer will work with 
head basketball coach, Ben Kribbs and 
will carry a 14 game schedule. 

According to S. U.'s Athletic Council, 
no successor to Pfeiffer has been ap- 

'"The Story of Susquehanna University, 1858-1958," prepared as part of 
the Centennial Celebration, is now in the hands of the printer, and it is ex- 
pected it will be widely distributed among interested friends and alumni. 

The price has been set at $1.50 and those who are interested should send 
in their orders before October 1. Please detach the order form below and 
mail to the Alumni OflRce. 

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Lyon '32) passed away on March 31. 
Formerly of Snnbury, she had lived 
with her husband at 4787 Tipton Rd., 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

HAROLD W. FOLLMER 15 died sud- 
denly at his home in Selinsgrove on 
May 25. During his lifetime he had 
been a pilot for the U. S. Flying Ser- 
vice, a teacher and Superintendent of 
Snyder County Schools, Superintend- 
ent of the William G. Groce Silk Mill, 
Selinsgrove, and an employee in the 
Auditor General's Office, Harrisburg. 
At the time of his death, he had been 
serving as Director of the Bureau of 
Rehabilitation and Education of the 
Penna. Dept. of Public Instruction, 

GEORGE W. HOUCK '25 passed away 
on Dec. 25, 1956. Before his retire- 
ment, Mr. Houck had been District 
principal of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

JEAN L. HUVER '47 died on April 22 
in the Allentown, Pa. Hospital where 
she had been a patient for three 
weeks. She had been a teacher in 
Allentown's Jefferson School and or- 
ganist at Coplay's Evangelical and 
Reformed Church. 


passed away on May 16 at his home 
in Sunbur.v, Pa., where he had lived 
since his retirement in 1954. He had 
served in the Lutheran ministry for 
30 years. 

WALTER YOUNG '05 passed away on 
April 4. In the September, 1955 is- 
sue of the Quarterly, a brief descrip- 
tion was given of Mr. Young's back- 
ground in the movies and the theatre. 
Before his retirement he had been 
under contract with Warner Brothers, 
Universal and Fox, playing in 19 pic- 


September, 1957 

No. 1 

Ulic ^tijlcS and the -^^e illHai^ (/Je Jjiffcicnt, (fJiit the Spirit is tlic Same 


i i^'V 

What is more exciting to alumni and students than the Friday night Pep Rally and Bonfire at Home- 
coming! A tradition dating back as far as any alumnus can remember, the Bonfire still warms 
the hearts of those who, on a cold fall night, have marched through town singing the 
praises of Susquehanna. In this her Centennial year, alumni will again gather in the 
glow of the Bonfire and, cheering as of old, will bring back for one brief moment 
some of those memories of yesteryear. 




September, 1957 

Officers of the Association 
DR. JOHN I. WOODRUFF, SS. Walnut St., Selinsgrove. Pa. 
MR. RAYMOND P. CARMAN. "30. 802 Carl St.. York. Pa. 
MR. LAWRENCE M. ISAACS. '43, 242 Flagstone Dr., Bethlehem, Pa 
MRS. DONALD E. HOLLWAY. -28. E. Countr>- Club Rd.. R. D. #2 

Red Lion. Pa. 
MISS JANET ItOHRRACH, '46. 1021 Penn St., Sunbur>-, Pa. 
MR. W. DAVID GROSS. '47. Hummels Wharf. Pa. 
MR. EDWIN M. BRUNGART. '00. 400 Walnut St.. Selinssrove. Pa. 
DR. GLENN L. MIISSER. '41, 1143 S. Pugh St., State College, Pa. 
,. PAUL M. HAINES, '31. 44(il Van Buren St.. Univei-^iity Pk.. 
Hyattsville, Md. 

Honorary President 


Firat Vice-Preaident 

Second Vice-President 







Alumni Representative on University Board of Trustees 

MR. CLYDE R. SPITZNER. -il. c/o WIP. 35 S. '-'th St.. Philadelphia 7. Pa. 

MR. RUSSELL BROWN 'IS, siio New St.. Roaring Spring. Pa 


DR MII.L.\Rl) FISHEH oH. State Hosp., Hollidaysburg. Pa. 

600 Oakmont PI.. Kiiaring Spring, Pa. 



1132 Esperanza St., San Bernardino. Calit. 


MR. RALPH BEAHM '30. Aaronsburg. Pa. 

MR. PAUL REAMER '31, Laurclton. Pa. 

MRS. SPENCER BOYER "50. Market St.. Mifflinlmrg. Pa. 


MR. MARSH BOGAR '51, 4200 Ridge\iew Rd.. Hannsburg. Pa. 
MR. BRUCE A. BELL '55. 145 S. Pitt St., Carlisle, Pa. 
MRS. CLAYTON WHITMAN '44. 335 Pine St.. Steelton, Pa. 


MR. KARL YOUNG '41, 218 W. Fifth St.. Hazkton, Pa. 
MR. JOHN SENKO '31, Sugarloaf. Pa. 

THE KEV HAROLD L. ROWE '34. 618 Wood St., Johnstown, Pa. 
MR PERCY B. DAVIS '26. 617 Coleman Ave.. Johnstown, Pa. 
MRS GEORGE R. WALTER '40, 216 Dupont St.. Johnstown, Pa. 
MR. ROBERT A. GABRENYA '40. 84 Asborne St., Johnstown, Pa. 

MR. HAROLD KRAMER '48. 1154 E. Cedar St.. AllenlMwn. Pa. 
MRS MARGARET MAGUIRE '33. Lanark Star Rt.. Allentown. Pa. 
MRS. MIRIAM ZELL '42, 2223 Center St.. Bethlehem. Pa. 
MR. WILLARD H SCHADEL '41, 301 Lnbb Ave.. Pen Argyl. Fa. 

MR HARRY THATCHER '41, 26 N. Main St.. Lewistown. Pa. 
Mr! THEODORE CAMERON '28. R. D. ^2. Millerstown Pa. 
MRS ALOYSIUS DERR '49, Maple Grove Rd.. Belleville. Pa. 
MRS. CARVER McNITT '41, Bcedsville. Pa. 

MR. S. JOHN PRICE '42, 1435 Market St., Ashland Pa. 
MR. HOWARD J. WERTZ '30, 602 Cameron St.. Shamokin. fa. 

MR. '51 & MRS. '50 HERBERT HAINS. 

232 E. Cedar St.. Livingston, N. J. 
MR. JACOB SPANGLER '52. 10 Wetmore Ave.. Morristown. N. J. 
MR. '52 & MRS. '50 ROBERT BOGDANFFY ,,,-,, ' 
26 Chestnut Dr., Paikanack Lake. N. J. 


MR. KENNETH LENKER '52, 327 D §• Morris Ave Crunr, ^/-"^-Jf^^^J^^^Z:!- 
MR. WM. PRITCHARD'5-2.DuttonM>llRd.,R.D. #2 Malvern. Pa. |^^^f ^^^.j.rc„s,,rer 
MR. FRANKLIN FERTIG '44. 217 Madison Ave.. I robpect Pk.. Pa. aecreia u 


DR. REED SPEER '32. 29 Grandview Ave^. Crafton, Pa. Vice-Prc«dmt 

II. ^g^£^T^H^sTE^T^El.'''3^; ^.^Jr^%^r^. Pa- SecreJ^rtTrcasurer 

MR NEWTON KERSTETTER 'lii. 2V. Chestnut St.. Sunbury, Pa. 
MISS B. MARY SHIPE '42, 1044 Mass.r St.. Sunbury. i a. 

MR GEORGE F. DAVIS ■.12. :U23 Oliver St.. Washington 15. D. C. 
MR. HOWARD LUKEHART "lU. IKif. Wak.n.Ui Dr.. Alexandna. V 

MR JOHN E. NOONAN -28. 7 Terrace St.. Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 
MRS. CLAIRE BACKER '54. 160 Price St.. KinKston. Pa. 

MR PRESTON H. SMITH '38, ltl7 Ma.k.t St., Williamsport Pa. 
MRS. GLEN RUSSELL '36. 812 Lincoln .\vc . Wilhamsport. Pa. 

MR. H. VERNON FERSTER '36. 232 Ck-arview Rd.. Hanover. Pa. rresidcnt 

THE REV KENNETH D. JAMES '33. 45 Hanover St.. Glen Rock. Pa. Vice-Premde»t 
MRS. RICHARD REIFF '44. 319 York St.. Manchester. Pa. Secretary 

MISS PATRICIA F. HEATHCOTE '52. 220 E. Cottage PI.. York. Pa. Treasurer 



Vice-Presiden t 




Sccreta ry-Trea surer 
























100th Academic Yej^r ' 
Convenes With 500 

The 100th academic year opened Sep- 
tember 18, when 170 new students reported 
for a well-planned five-day program of 
orientation. With capacity freshman 
classes of the past few years, the total 
student body of approximately 500 just 
about ta.\es all the facilities at S. U. 

As in other years, tlie fre.shman class 
includes many excellent students referred 
by alumni. 

Dean Gait, in a message to the alumni 
last year, pointed out the necessity of 
early registration. He di.seussed the prob- 
able increase in applications and expressed 
the hope that all alumni would co-operate 
by sending names of student prospects as 
early as possible. 

As of September 1. 23 applications had 
been received for 1958. With this number, 
there is an indication that students are now 
more aware of the hazards of college ad- 
missions, and are making early applica- 
tion. Colleges are also aware of the fact 
that students make application to two, 
three and sometimes more colleges, and 
frequently do not make final decision until 
late in the summer. 

In fairness to applicants and the person 
making the referral, S. U. tentatively ac- 
cepts the student as soon as application is 
received (if requirements are met), and 
will give the student a place on the fresh- 
man list. In this way, a student whose 
first choice is Susquehanna will be able to 
clear up this matter of college admission 
early in the year, and at the same time, 
the Admissions Office will be better able 
to process applications. 


In the Susquehanna University Studies, 
Vol. V, Number 3. three professors, well 
known to the Alumni, record the lists of 
their published writings. The list is an 
impressive one and something of which 
Susquehanna can be proud. 

Dr. Russell W. Gilbert, professor of Ger- 
man at Susquehanna for 26 years. Dr. Wil- 
liam A. Russ, Jr., professor of history for 
24 years, and Dr. Arthur H. Wilson, profes- 
sor of English for 26 years reveal a list of 
17 pages. Dr. Gilbert lists 4 poems. 7 books, 
29 articles, and 7 book reviews. For Dr. 
Wilson there are 3 works of fiction, 12 
poems, 5 books, 28 articles and 14 book 
reviews. Dr. Russ records 64 articles and 
28 book reviews. 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December. March and June. 

September, 1957 




Greetings to all our alumni as we begin our 100th year! 

During the year the Centennial Committee has made plans tor special days for 
the several areas of our constituency. To one or more of these, as may prove 
convenient for our alumni, we extend a most cordial invitation. The year's pro- 
gram is listed below: 

September 23 Opening Convocation for faculty and students. Address by 
Rector Bela Lesko. Lutheran Theological Seminary. Buenos 
Aires, Argentina. 

September 27 Founder's Day. to honor pastors and laymen of Central Penn- 
sylvania Synod. Speakers: Dr. Franklin C. Fry, Dr. Dwight F. 
Putman and Dr. J. Frank Fife. 

October 7 For townspeople and regional friends of the college — Historical 

Society Day. 

November 2 Centennial Homecoming for alumni. 


March 25 Convocation for educators and learned societies. Arthur H. 

Compton. Washington University. St. Louis, Mo., Nobel Prize 

May 10 Dedication of new buildings, honoring women in education. 

May 31 Centennial Commencement. 

Looking forward to greeting you on November 2. I am 

Faithfully yours. 

Garman Urges Alums 

To Attend Homecoming 

Dear Alumni: 

The officers of the Alumni Association 
extend a personal invitation to you to 
participate in the Centennial Homecoming 

The program starts at 7:00 P. M. Friday 
evening with the crowning of the Home- 
coming Queen in Seibert Hall. The stu- 
dents are putting forth every effort to make 
this a pleasant event for the alumni, and 
it should be something to remember as the 
starting gun in our Centennial year. 

The Homecoming Committee, made up 
of representatives of the student body, uni- 
versity personnel and the alumni, is mak- 
ing every effort to greet and entertain you. 
Your presence will delight those on the 
campus and demonstrate your true interest 
and appreciation of their efforts. 

We sincerely hope you will try to bring 
the rest of your family with you. They are 
welcome and are sure to enjoy our hos- 
pitality. Be sure to register in the student 
lounge upon arrival and check the week- 
end events. 

Bring your smiles and complaints. Let's 
shake hands and have fun with the "old 

Faithfully yours. 



President General Alumni Association 



Recent correspondence has been receiv- 
ed in the Alumni Office from the National 
Research Council listing Susquehanna's 
graduates who have received Doctorates 
during the period 1936-1956. 

The Research Council has prepared this 
list because the information will be of 
such value to the academic world and to 
those administrators responsible for policy 
in higher education. It includes all doc- 
torates based upon original research or 
scholarship as well as the preparation of 
a dissertation. 

The Council is most anxious that the list 
be accurate and has asked the Alumni 
Office to carefully check it. Listed below 
are Susquehanna graduates who have re- 
ceived their doctorates during this period. 
Any corrections should be reported to your 
Alumni Office immediately so that noti- 
fication may be sent to Washington. 

There is a possibility this list is not com- 
plete, and the Alumni Office would like to 
have information about others who have 
been awarded doctorates during the stated 
period of 1936-1956. 

Orris H. Aurand '21, Doctorate in Educ, 

Col. Univ., 1950 
John S. Bangson 'IS, Doctorate in Botany. 

Penn State Univ., 1940 
Harvey S. Bolan '25, Doctorate in Educ, 

N.Y.U., 1943 
Dorothy M. Bonawitz '20, Doctorate in 

Liter.. Penn State Univ., 1936 
Lee E. Boyer '26, Doctorate in Educ, Penn 

State Univ., 1939 
Robert A. Boyer '38, Doctorate in Physics, 

Lehigh Univ., 1952 
Charles E. ChafFee '27, Doctorate in Educ, 

N. Y. U., 1939 
Paul D. Coleman '40, Doctorate in Physics, 

Mass. Institute of Tech., 1951 
Russell J. Crouse '28, Doctorate in Political 

Science, Temple Univ., 1954 
Francis R. Geigle '33, Doctorate in Educ, 

N. Y. U.. 1943 
Ralph C. Geigle '35, Doctorate in Educ, 

George Washington Univ., 1950 
Horace G. Gelsel '31, Doctorate in Educ , 

Penn State Univ., 1943 
Maurice R. Gor+ner '21, Doctorate in Re- 
ligion and Theology. Temple Univ., 1938 
John F. Hanna '35, Doctorate in Educ, 

Penn State Univ., 1954 
Park W. Huntington '17, Doctorate in Educ, 

Univ. of Penna., 1950 

Andrew V. Kozak '32, Doctorate in Educ, 
Penn. State Univ., 1952 

John R. Leach '47, Doctorate in Educ, Col. 

Univ., 1953 

Joseph C. McLain '24, Doctorate in Educ, 
Col. Univ.. 1950 

E. Dorothea Meyer '33, Doctorate in Educ, 
N. Y. U., 1953 

Harry W. Miller '14, Doctorate in Religion 
and Tlieology, Temple Univ., 1943 

Mary Weimer MofFitt '28, Doctorate in 

Educ, Col. Univ., 1953 
Glenn L. Musser '41, Doctorate in Physics, 

Penn State Univ., 1951 
Hazel E. Naugle '35, Doctorate in Educ, 

N. Y. U., 1954 
Paul M. Orso '40, Doctorate in Religion 

and Theology, Boston Univ., 1949 
Walter E. Reifsnyder '27, Doctorate in 

Educ. Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1937 
Helen O. Rogers '39, Doctorate in Music, 

Indiana Univ.. 1955 
Marvin W. Schlegel '28, Doctorate in His- 
tory, Col. Univ., 1946 
George F. Stover '27, Doctorate in Educ, 

Col. Univ., 1942 
Orie E. Sunday '06, Doctorate in Religion 

and Theology, Temple Univ., 1941 



September, 1957 

Centennial Alumni Fund Reaches $40,000. 
200 in Century Club. Alumni Urged to 
Send in Contributions Before Homecoming 

Over $40,000 has been reported to date for Susquehanna's Centennial Fund. 

Alumni President Raymond P. Garman. Sr. sends a reminder to mcMiibers of the 
Association who have not yet sent in their contributions, suggesting that checks or 
pledges be mailed to the campus before Homecoming. "This is the opportunity of a 
life-time", said President Garman. "This is Susquehanna's finest hour and all loyal 
aliunni should stand by her side." 

Almost 600 alumni have responded as of 
September 16. This represents approxi- 
mately 23 per cent of the alumni and shows 
one of the finest responses in any financial 

Still far below the response of many col- 
leges which show 50 and 60 per cent of 
their alumni responding, the officers of the 
Association plan to put forth special effort 
right through to the end of the year to 
further raise this percentage. 

President Garman has said "I don't 
want the alumni to feel that I am pushing 
too much for contributions to our Centen- 
nial Fund, but our job would be made 
much easier if alumni would voluntarily 
send in their contributions rather than 
wait for a reminder from me or the Alumni 

Many alumni have pledged certain 
amounts to be paid over the period ex- 
tending to the end of the Centennial aca- 
demic year. This provides for deductions 
for two income tax years. 

The Century Club, made up of alumni 
who have contributed $100 or more, now 
has a membership of 199. 

Listed below aie those who have con- 
tributed since the last issue: 



H. Clay Bergstresser 
Carol Reidler Bottiger 
Harold E. Ditzler 
Laura L. Gemberling 
Lawrence M. and 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 
Calvin J. Naugle 
William 0. Roberts 
Howard H. Solomon 



President G. Morris Smith recently an- 
nounced that Dr. H. Clay Bergstresser '17 
and Carol Reidler Bottiger '53 had made 
gifts to the university in the form of en- 
dowed scholarships. 

Always a welcome gift, a new scholar- 
ship points up the interest of alumni in the 
human side of Susquehanna's program. 
E\en in an era of high economy, recent 
studies have shown that many well-quali- 
fied students never get to college because 
of insufficient funds. Susquehanna fre- 
quently loses good students in competition 
with other colleges because of the limited 
number of scholarships. 

Dr. Bergstresser is pastor of Trinity 
Lutheran Church, Hazleton. where Mrs, 
Bottiger's husband "Larry" '53 is Assist- 
ant Pastor. 

Don't Forget 



November 1-2, 1957 

1917 — 

H. Clay Bergstresser 
1919 — 

Mary Woodruff Martin 

1927 — 

Martha Ertel Schumacher 

1928 — 

Harold E. Ditzlcr 
Laura L. Gcmbernng 

1929 — 

William O. Roberts 

1930 — 

Miller R. Gerhardt 

1931 — 

Sara Haines Zimmerman 
1934 — 

Calvin J. Naugle 
1943 — 

Lawrence M. Isaacs 
1945 — 

Louise KrePKe Isaacs 
1947 — 

Howard H. Solomon 
1949 — 

Richard L. Wilson 
1968 — 

Carol Reidler Bottiger 


Mrs. James P. Kessler 
Lawrie & Green 
Maryland Synod of the 
V. L. C. A. 

Alumni Grand Total $41,440.70 

New students, Harriet Gearhart of Sunbury and Virginia Letson of Metuchen, N. .J., 
enjoy Dr. Smith's interest in their Freshman beanies. 

September, 1957 



Seven New Members 
Join S. U. Staff 

Donald Fisher '51 in Business Ad- 
ministration; Kleinsorji Resigns 

Mr. W. Donald Fisher '51 joined S. U.'s 
faculty this fall as a part-time lecturer in 
Business Administration. 

Known to many alumni, Mr. Fisher re- 
ceived his M.B.A. from N. Y. U. after 
graduating from S. U., and later completed 
requirements for his C.P.A. A year ago 
he set up offices in Selinsgrove and has 
been conducting a successful business in 
public accounting. 

Many alumni will regret to learn of the 
resignation of Mr. Axel Kleinsorg, who for 
ten years has been an instructor in the 
English Department. His dramatic pro- 
ductions are well-known to alumni because 
of the numerous plays presented on the 
campus during alumni reunions. Mr. 
Kleinsorg is now teaching English and di- 
recting dramatics in the Bensalem High 
School, Cornwells Heights, Pa. 

Mr. James J. Peterson of Newton, N. J. 
has taken over Mr. Kleinsorg's responsi- 
bilities. He is a graduate of Bradley Uni- 
versity and holds an M.A. degree from the 
University of Penna. 

Dr. Kenneth F. Mailloux, whose home is 
in Allston, Mass., has been added to the 
History Department. He did his under- 
graduate work at Amherst and the Uni- 
versity of Mass., and holds his M.A. and 
Ph.D. degrees from Boston U. 

Miss Edra Riley joins the administra- 
tion staff as Assistant Registrar. Miss 
Riley's home is in Martinsburg, W. Va., 
and she is a graduate of Shepherd College, 
W. Va., where for three years she served 
her Alma Mater as secretary and Assistant 

Mr. William H. Betz will teach the basic 
course in Investments as a part-time lec- 
turer. He has been an investment broker 
in Sunbury for many years and has stud- 
ied with the American Institute of Banking 
and the Institute of Finance. 

Mr. Irvin Graybill, Jr., another part-time 
lecturer, will teach Business Law. He is 
a graduate of Bucknell and Harvard Law 
School and is District Attorney for Snyder 

Mr. Ray D. Taylor of Milton will teach 
Engineering Drawing and Descriptive 
Geometry in Susquehanna's Pre-Engineer- 
ing course. He has his Bachelor's and 
Master's degrees from Penn. State U. 

All new staff members were welcomed 
by President and Mrs. Smith at a dinner 
given in the Hotel Edison on Sept. 17. 



Susquelianna's Centennial year opened on Monday, September 23 with a special Cen- 
tennial Convocation at which the Rev. Bela Lesko, Rector of the new Lutheran Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Buenos Aires, Argentina, delivered the address and received an hon- 
orary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

The second important event of the year occurred on September 27 when Dr. Franklin 
Clark Fry, President of the U. L. C. A., gave the Founder's Day address before a large 
audience in Seibert Hall. 

The special convocation and the Foun- 
der's Day program were the first of seven 
special events for the Centennial year. 

Rector Lesko, brilliant young theologian 
born in Budapest, came to Susquehanna on 
his way back to Argentina from the third 
Lutheran World Federation meeting in 
Minneapolis. After graduating from the 
University of Sopron with high honors, he 
did graduate work in theology at the Uni- 
versity of Lund, Sweden, and because of 
his distinguished record, he was invited 
to take up Christian work among the Hun- 
garians in Argentina. This work grew 
into proportions of such large significance, 
that in 1954, the Lutheran World Federa- 
tion decided to build in Argentina a new 
Theological Seminary, and called Pastor 
Lesko to be its first head. 

The festivities for Founder's Day on 
September 27 began with a luncheon in 
Horton Dining Hall, when faculty and stu- 
dents were hosts lo pastors and laymen of 
the Central Pennsylvania Synod, which has 
always been so helpful in advancing the 
program at Susquehanna. 

After the luncheon, brief addresses were 
given by President D wight F. Putman 
of the Central Penna. Synod, and President 

J. Frank Fife of the Maryland Synod. Dr. 
Benjamin Kurtz, founder of Missionary In- 
stitute which was the precursor of Sus- 
quehanna University, was a member of the 
Maryland Synod. 

The main service of the day was held in 
the college chapel at two o'clock when Dr. 
Fry gave his address. Dr. Fry came to 
Susquehanna soon after his election to the 
Lutheran World Federation as its new 
president. One of America's foremost 
protestant churclimen, he also holds a key 
office in the World Council of Churches, 
being chairman of its Central Committee. 


Dr. Smith m June received $65,000 from 
the Ford Foundation, which was the sec- 
ond installment of a gift to Susquehanna 
of $125,000, the income of which for the 
next ten years is to be used for faculty 
salaries. The first $60,000 was received 
in July, 1956. 

The Foundation stated in its letter ac- 
companying the first gift that after ten 
years the University might use the gift for 
any purpose it deemed wise. 


The ultimate continuing strength of a university rests with its 
alumni. Their association is ended only with death, and even, then new 
generations of alumni provide the continuity thai perpetuates a univer- 
sity. Its officers come and go, its faculties change, its programs are 
modified, and its buildings are replaced, but its alumni maintain a life- 
long relationship to their university. They are keepers of the tradition, 
preferred stockholders of the enterprise, the mark of its accomplishment. 

From the time he is selected as an undergradtiate, the alumnus is 
irrevocably associated xvith and attached to his university. If his uni- 
versity gains renouni, some rubs off on him. It he attains prominence 
and success, his university basks in the reflected glory. He of all people 
has the greatest stake iii his university. He follows its progress with 
pride; he serves as an unofficial ambassador to the community ; he con- 
tributes in many ivays to its leadership. 

A university has a responsibility to its alumni, and they to it. 
If an. alumnus maintains an intimate association xvith his institution 
a)id an intimate knoivledge of its goals and problems, the chances are 
great that he wll give it his assistance in time, effort and money. In turn, 
the university is the keeper of a trust for him. It must never give him 
real cause to regret that it is his university. This is the ideal university- 
alumnus relationship. Both the university and the alumnus should strive 
to reach it and keep it. 

— From an article by Henry T. Heald, 
foi-mer President, New York University 



September, 1957 


GEORGE H. BANTLEY '41 and Helen M. 
Burger were married on Aug. 29 in St. 
Basil's Church, Pittsburgh, where the 
couple now reside at 1741 Parkline Dr., 
Apt. 4. Pittsburgh 27. 

WILLIAM F. BASTIAN '54 was married to 
Constance E. Wirt Sept. 5 in Sunbury. 
Pa., where they reside at 247 Ridge Ave. 
Bill is teaching in Lewisburg High School, 
and studying for his Master's Degree at 
Penn. State U. 

ERMA M. BONAWITZ 49 was united in 
marriage to the Rev. John M. Warnes 
on Aug. 17 in the Redeemer Lutheran 
Church, Lancaster. Pa., of which the 

DAVIS L. CLARK x'54 was married June 
20 to Lardina A. Caverly in Bath, Me. 
Now serving with the U. S. Navy, Davis 
is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy. Annapolis, Md. and holds the rank 
of Lieut. <jg). 

NAOMI E. DAY '47 and Major Frederick 
Stetson Wood. U. S. Marine Corps, were 
united in marriage on June 22 in the 
Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington, Va. Mrs. 
Wood was employed in Washington. D. C. 
prior to her marriage. The couple now 
reside in Waverly. Mass., where Major 
Wood is Assistant Professor of Naval 
Science at Tufts University. 

POLLY A. FISHER x'.55 was united in 
marriage to Vaughn L. Artley in St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church, Middlecreek 
Dam, Pa. on Sept. 14. The Rev. Ben- 
jamin Lotz. Assistant Professor of Re- 
ligion and Philosophy at S, U., perform- 
ed the double-ring ceremony. Polly and 
her husband are employed as laboratory 
technicians at the Sunbury Community 

FREDERICK R, FROST '56 and Alice 
Louise Valsing were married on Sept. 14 
in Trinity Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove. 
"Fritz" is employed by the New York 
Life In.surance Co.. Harrisburg, where 
the couple reside at 1038 Rolleston St. 
Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh. Director of the 
Conservatory of Music at S. U.. played 
the organ. DONALD E. ROOK '56 was 
one of the ushers. 

G. ROMIG '57 were married on July 28 
in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Leman- 
ters. Pa, The Rev. REIDE BINGAMAN 
'23 performed the ceremony. Larry is 
on the teaching staff of Millerstown H. 
S., and Pat, since graduating from the 
Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Nursing, 
has been employed as a nurse in the 
Sunbury Community Hospital. They re- 
side at 12 N, High St., Selinsgrove. 

YEICH '56 were united in marriage on 
Aug. 10 in St. James' Lutheran Church, 
Chalfont, Pa. The ceremony was per- 
formed by John's father, the Rev. Ver- 
non B. "i'eich. They are residing in Get- 
tysburg, where John is attending Gettys- 
burg Seminary. Janet is teaching in 
Taneytown. Md. Members of the wed- 
ding party were WILLIAM K. DONEY 
'56 and DAVID E. FETTER '56. 

Joseph C. Stauller were united in mar- 
riage Sept. 9 in St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church, Spring Grove, Pa. They reside 
at 32 S. Main St., Spring Grove, where 
Joyce is employed by the P. H. Glat- 
felter Co. and her husband by the U. S. 
Postal Department. 

EDWARD P. KOPF '53 was united in mar- 
riage to Claire Estelle Meyers on July 1 
in the Chapel of the National Broadcast- 
ing Co., New York, N. Y. They reside 
in Bloomfield, N, J. 

WOLFE, JR. '57 were married June 16. 
The couple reside at 528 W. 56th St., 
Ashtabula, Ohio, where Leroy is in the 
Management Training Program of J. C. 
Penney Co. Nancy is teaching commer- 
cial subjects in the Jefferson, Ohio, H. S. 
Members of the wedding party were: 
Nancy's brother, GARDINER '51. PETER 
M, NUNN '.57 and two S. U. seniors. Bill 
Aspray and Bob Bartels. 

SCHLUCHTERER 57 were united in 
marriage June 15 in St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Boyertown, Pa. George is a 
Jr. Accountant for Lybrand, Ross Bros. 
& Montgomery in Phila. Members of the 
wedding party were: PETER M. NUNN 
'57, MILAN J, KRATZER '57 and Gail 
Woolbert. James White, Gordon Thomp- 
son. Wade Hoffman and James Maurer, 
all students at S. U. 

ROMANO '57 were united in marriage 
June 15 in Community Methodist Church, 
Roselle Park, .N. J. Frank is a teacher- 
coach at Otto Township H. S., Duke Cen- 
ter, Pa. They reside on School St., Rix- 
ford. Pa. 

MARY L. ROSENDALE x'57 was married 
June 29 to Christ J. Bucolo in Olivet 
Presbyterian Church, Reading, Pa. Mary 
is a Laboratory Technician at Reading 
Hospital, and her husband is a teacher 
in the Governor Mifflin Jt. School Sys- 
tem. They reside at 422 Walnut Street, 

F. ERDLEY, JR. '55 were married May 
25 in Temple Lutheran Church, Brook- 
line, Pa. with the Rev. ROBERT F. 
FISHER '40 officiating at the double-ring 
ceremony. Ken, recently discharged from 
the Navy, is now a teacher-coach at 
Woodbury, N. J. High School. They re- 
side at Evergreen and Hunter Sts., Wood- 
bury. Members of the wedding party 
were: MR. '55 and MRS. (CLAIRE ROS- 

JOHN H. SCHRAEDER '54 was united in 
marriage on Aug. 24 to Janet H. Fickner 
of West Hazleton. Pa. They reside in 
Woodbridge. N. J. where John is teach- 
ing music in the high .school. 

NUNN '57 were united in marriage on 
June 22. Pete is a junior auditor for 
Lybrand. Ross Bros, and Montgomery 
in Philadelphia. The couple reside at 
1207 Riverside Dr., Wilmington 3. Del. 

ried to Marlene M. Sterner on June 16 
in St. Bartholomew's Lutheran Church, 
Hanover, Pa. with the groom's father, 
the Rev. RUSSELL T. SHILLING '29, 
officiating the double-ring ceremony, 
Fred is a senior at Gettysburg Seminary 
this year. Members of the wedding par- 
ty were: CHARLES W. COATES '55, 
STANLEY R. SHILLING '57. brother of 
the groom and sister of the groom, Bar- 
bara Shilling, who is a student at S. U. 

STANLEY R. SHILLING '57 was united in 
marriage on Aug. 2 to Shirley M. Werner 
in St. Bartholomew's Lutheran Church, 
Hanover, Pa. The groom's father, the 
Rev. RUSSELL T. SHILLING '29 per- 
formed the double-ring ceremony. Stan 
is employed by the W. T. Grant & Co., 
York, and he and his wife reside at 126 
York St., Hanover. Members of the 
wedding party were: FREDERICK L. 
SHILLING '.55. brother of the groom, 
JACK BISHOP '57 and Barbara Shilling, 
student at S. U. 

GLENN E. SMITH '56 and Elaine M. New- 
man, Selinsgrove. were united in mar- 
riage June 16 in Ebenezer Evangelical 
United Brethren Church. Glenn is in his 
second year at Temple Univ. School of 
Medicine in Phila., where the couple 

JANET L. SNYDER x'.59 was united in 
marriage to Harold F. Ness Sept. 7. 
The couple reside in Etters, Pa. Janet 
is a secretary for U. S. Steel Homes in 

(Continued on Page Twelve) 

September, 1957 





PYont Row (1. to r.) — Joe Osinchak, Jack Anthony. Clamers Bartlow. Bob Lewis, Co-capt. Walt Benham, 
Co-capt. Dick Purnell. Ralph Ferraro, Jim Keiscr, Dan Marvin and Ray Richie. 

Middle Row— Gerald Sullivan, Richard Derrick, James McGrath, Dixon Cuff, Ted Schilling, Gerald Bernstein, 
James Miller. Lee Conrad and Carl Shoemaker. 

Standing— Asst. Coach Bob Pitlello. Ken James (manager). Neil Rebuck. Ronald Concavage. George Swann, 
George Moore. Don Cave, Fritz Fichtner. Edward Jones. Allen Nace. Glenn Bowman, Ronald Kahn, 
Frank Procopio and Head Coach Henry J. "Whitey" Keil. 



Football coaches, Henry J. "Whitey" 
Keil, '39 and Bob Pittello, '51 have been 
working hard since September 9 for the 
opening game with Ursinus on October 5. 
With 15 lettermen returning and 16 prom- 
ising candidates, the coaches are hopeful 
for an even better season than last year's 
4-3 record. 

Heading the list of returning lettermen 
are co-captains Dick Purnell of Ashland 
and Walt Benham of Philadelphia. Two 
upperclassmen ha\'e returned who were 
missing from last year's squad because of 
injuries, Carl Shoemaker of Ashland and 
Fritz Fichtner of Reading. 

In commenting on this year's prospects. 
Coach Keil said, "We are very happy to 
have for the first time since I have taken 
over, a good bench. We also think we 
now have an improved line. However, we 
have only one returning end and one of 
our problems will be to select a starter 
from four freshman prospects." 

Through the columns of the "Alumnus" 
Coach Keil wants to express his appreci- 
ation to alumni who have referred football 
players to the campus this year. He said, 

"One of the encouraging things about serv- 
ing my Alma Mater is the whole-hearted 
support given by the Alumni. Keep them 






5— Ursinus College A 

12— Swarthmore College (Parents' Day) H 

19— Dickinson College A 

26— Grove City College H 


2— Bridgewater College (Homecoming) H 
9— Wagner College H 

16— Haverford College A 

Nov. 1-2 


1957 - 1958 

Dec. 6— Hartwick College A 

Dec. 7— Hamilton College A 

Dec. 14— Ursinus College A 

Jan. 9— National Aggies A 

Jan. 11— Dickinson College H 

Jan. 13 — Scranton University H 

Jan. 17— Juniata College A 

Jan. 18— Western Maryland H 

Jan. 31— Rider College A 

Feb. 1— Upsala College A 

Feb. 3 — Lebanon Valley A 

Feb. 6— Franklin & Marshall H 

Feb. 8— Washington College A 

Feb. 10— Wilkes CoUege H 

Feb. 12— Lycoming CoUege H 

Feb. 22— Drexel Tech A 

Feb. 28— Upsala College H 

Mar. 1— Rutgers, So. Jersey H 



September, 1957 

Excited Spectators Frequently Interrupt 
Early Football at S. U. 1st Student Pep 
Rally 1899. Coeds 1st Sponsor Team Banquet 


Editor's Note: The following is the thii-d and last chapter of the story of early foot- 
ball at S. U.. printed here with the permission of the editors of the Susquehanna Studies. 
In two previous chapters, the writer told of the early support of the faculty and the 
enthusiasm of the student body. 

One of the greatest rivalries was the 
one with the Bloomsburg State Normal 
School of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. 
Everytime these two colleges met on 
the gridiron the game ended in argu- 
ments. In 1893, when Missionary In- 
stitute defeated Bloomsburg 18-10, a 
Selinsgrove spectator said: "They took 
their defeat very badly and spoke in 
very strong language against our team 
and town." In 1896, when Susquehan- 
na's team travelled to Bloomsburg and 
was defeated, 22-0, it was said that 
Susquehanna "faced a crowd of would 
be exponents of the game, who . . . 
aided by their peculiar tactics unknown 
to the true art of the game, secured sev- 
eral touch-downs and won the game. 
In this contest our boys stood up before 
professional players, sluggers and non- 
descript pugilists. It did not take a 
close observer to see the ominous swing 
of a right land on the jaw of a prostrate 
wearer of the maroon and orange." The 
Bloomsburg men refused a return game 
in Selinsgrove, for they were ill-at-ease 
about what might happen to them if 
they ventured into hostile territory. 
They "feared the multitude of Selins- 
grove on-lookers." This attitude caused 
extreme irritation at Susquehanna. The 
college paper cried: "Bloomsburg Nor- 
mal can no longer hope to preserve ath- 
letic relations with us. It is the unani- 
mous verdict of the University that we 
permit them to go by unnoticed and 
forgotten." The teams did not face each 
other again until 1901. 

Franklin and Marshall College at 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, usually proved 
to be a strong opponent. Evidently of- 
ficials in the 1890's were subject to se- 
vere criticism just as they are today. 
In the game played in November, 1898, 
there were "disputes on the part of both 
teams." The referee was accused of 
favoritism. According to a Susquehan- 
na spectator, the referee "gave F. & M. 
everything . . . The game was almost 
all kicking (of both kinds)." Another 
observer of the game said that "al- 
though we were defeated 6-0 our boys 
learned the lesson that it is impossible 
to defeat eleven men and the official." 

The largest college played by the 
Susquehanna eleven up to that time 
was The Pennsylvania State College 
(now University) in October, 1898. Be- 
fore the members of the team travelled 
to State College for the game, there was 
some question on their part concerning 
how they would be treated. The Penn 
State eleven was a strong one and had 
consistently defeated formidable teams. 
The boys from Selinsgrove knew that 
the Nittany Lions had beaten the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, the University 
of Pittsburgh, and the Carlisle Indian 
School, and had tied the United States 
Naval Academy. The maroon and or- 
ange approached the game with some 
misgivings. When, finally, they limped 
oft Beaver Field, they were the victims 
of a stinging 45-6 defeat. Obviously 
Penn State was much the stronger team 
and had treated the match with Sus- 
quehanna as "a good practice game." 
Consolation for Susquehanna, however, 
rested in Captain Morris' sixty yard 
run, on a trick play, for a touchdown. 

The biggest victory for Susquehanna 
was the overwhelming conquest of the 
Muncy Athletic Club of Muncy, Penn- 
sylvania, in November, 1897, by the 
score of 96-0. It was reported that "one 
touchdown was made in one-half min- 
ute, and a few in one and one-half min- 
utes. The game was replete with long 

Generally speaking, Susquehanna suc- 
ceeded in drawing fair-sized crowds to 
the home games. The crowds were 
noisy and mobile. On a number of oc- 
casions they interrupted team play by 
running on the field and shouting so 
loudly that they drowned out the sig- 
nals of the team captain. Many who 
attended knew little or nothing about 
the game, but having caught the fever 
that was sweeping the nation, came to 
the games to satisfy their curiosity. It 
was not surprising that many were ig- 
norant of the game because the game 
was new and its rules changed rapidly. 
Even a large number of the students 
who reported for practice had never 
played before. "To the average un- 

initiated spectator, a game of footbaU 
[looked] like the veriest hurly-burly of 
chance and main strength." 

A great number of books and articles, 
however, appeared on the subject and 
these were widely read. The literature 
of football rapidly became quite exten- 
sive. Of particular interest was the 
work of the great pioneer of the game, 
Walter Camp of Yale. Changes and de- 
velopments in the game itself made it 
more intelligible and exciting. The in- 
troduction of improved signal systems 
(from odd and meaningless garbled 
phrases to numbers and letters), the in- 
creased use of and mastery of inter- 
ference, the changes in the point values 
of the touchdown and field goal, and the 
creation of new playing formations such 
as "guards back," all aided in making 
the game better for player and spec- 
tator alike. 

The "guards back" formation was in- 
troduced by Coach Woodruff of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1895, al- 
though Amos Alonzo Stagg had used 
the same formation with tackles at an 
earlier date. The "guards back" for- 
mation consisted of pulling two guards 
out of the line either to carry the ball 
or to run interference. The formation 
became a strong ground gainer for 
teams that knew how to use it effec- 
tively. Susquehanna employed this for- 
mation successfully on occasion and 
scored a touchdown with it against the 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Y. M. C. A. 
team in 1897. Several of Susquehanna's 
opponents, including Franklin and 
Marshall College, used the formation. 

The status of football was greatly im- 
proved at Susquehanna when provision 
was made for a professionally trained 
coach. As the science and art of foot- 
ball developed, the services of a regular 
coach became a necessity. It was not 
long before the students of the univer- 
sity petitioned the Board of Directors to 
secure someone "good in athletics" for 
this purpose. The first man to fill the 
position was E. P. (Ted) Gilchrist, a 
graduate of Bucknell University, who 
came to Susquehanna in 1897. He was 
followed in 1898 by C. Oscar Ford. The 
regular coach brought experience and 
knowledge of the game with him, but 
more important, he brought the insti- 
tution of the training table and all that 
it could mean. Said Amos Alonzo Stagg 
at the time, "the young collegian of to- 
day, who . . . obtains a seat at the 
'training table' is an object of envy. . . . 
The training table diet of today is al- 
most sumptuous, and few men in col- 
lege enjoy better living than the mem- 
bers of the University athletic organ- 

September, 1957 



Another improvement in football at 
Susquehanna was made in 1899 when 
the Directors (having changed their at- 
titude of 1893) purchased six acres of 
ground, adjoining the campus, for the 
purpose of constructing an athletic field. 
Work on the new field was begun im- 
mediately and "the boys first broke 
ground by the removal of a very promi- 
nent cherry tree." Soon this field be- 
came the scene of exciting games and 
noisy crowds. 

By 1898 the tradition of a team ban- 
quet at the end of the season came into 
being. These gala affairs were gener- 
ally sponsored by the "coeds." The 
banquet rooms were profusely deco- 
rated and featured "dark red chrysan- 
themums, tied with a small bow of 
maroon and orange." One contempor- 
ary stated: "The bumps and bruises that 
had fallen to the lot of each man were 
all forgotten at this time, when the 
subject immediately present required 
all the attention possible." 

By 1899, football at Susquehanna was 
an established school activity. A great 
deal of development had taken place 
since the chilly Saturday night in No- 
vember, 1890, when Hare, Smith, and 
Michael returned to the campus after 
viewing their first game at Lewisburg. 
The administration vigorously opposed 
professionalism as "one of the great 
menaces to the purity" of the game. 
But in order to attract students and to 
make the name of the university wor- 
th}' in athletic circles, much was done 
to promote the game on an amateur 

At the beginning of the academic year 
in September, 1899, the students held a 
mass pep meeting at which members of 
the football team "gave utterance to the 
benefits derived from playing football." 
Much was made of the fact that the 
team was now "a pure college team, 
composed of bona-fide students." Ex- 
citement ran to a high pitch. "At this 
time," stated the student newspaper, 
"there is burning in the heart of nearly 
every college man the fire of football 
enthusiasm. Each team is watched with 
eager hearts, and the common question 
is 'Will we win?' Very few think of 
anything else." At the turn of the cen- 
tury, football had become a consuming 
passion both for players and spectators. 
In some instances it came to represent 
a symbol. To many of the students at 
Susquehanna University the world in 
which they moved had become 
a mighty gridiron . . . 

With the goals standing far apart. 

The End 


Friday and Saturday. November 1-2, 1957 
Friday Evening, November 1, 19S7 

7:00 P. M. Pageant of Centennial Homecoming Queen— Seibert Hall. 

8:00 P. M. Torch-light parade, Bon Fire and Pep Rally. 

9:30 P. M. Party for Alumni and Students in Student Lounge. 

Saturday, November 2, 1957 

9:00 A. M. Traditional Frosh-Soph Football Game. 

10:30 A. M. Alumni Council Meeting, Room #103, Bogar Hall. 

NOON Buffet luncheons at Phi Mu Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha and Theta Chi. 

Snack Bar in G. A. will be open for alumni desiring to lunch there. 

1:00 P. M. Pre-game Activities. 

1:30 P. M. Football Game — Crusaders vs. Bridgewater College. 

.After Game Coffee Hour in Seibert Social Rooms. 

9:00 P. M. Homecoming Dance. 




The above schedule is not complete. The Homecoming Committee, made up 
of students and faculty, will meet with President Raymond P. Garman '30 and 
Robert Bastress '39 to complete plans for November 1-2. 

The Alumni will be notified of additional activities approved by the Committee. 

Junior Co-eds 

BINGAMAN— Lawrie Elizabeth was born 
on June 25 to Mr. '55 and Mrs. (Carlene 
Lamade '55) Larry R. Bingaman. The 
Bingamans reside in Camden, N. J. 

BOTTIGER — Catherine Ruth arrived at 
the home of the Rev. '53 and Mrs. (Carol 
Reidler '53) Ernest L. Bottiger on Aug. 5. 
The Bottigers make their home in Hazle- 
ton. Pa. 

CHASE— Ann Louise was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. (Elizabeth Burnham '53) Barclay 
Downing Chase on July 28. Her new 
home is in New Milford, Conn. 

CLUGSTON— Cindy Lee was born on Sept. 
2 to Mr. '57 and Mrs. Paul J. Clugston, 
Jr. in Huntsville. Ala. where the Clug- 
stons reside. 

FENSTERMACHER — Diane Marie was 
born on April 23 in Sunbury to Mr. '52 
and Mrs. Gene L. Fenstermacher. Diane 
is their first child. 

HENDRICKS — a son. Palmer, was born on 
June 21 to Mr. '57 and Mrs. John S. 
Hendricks of 101 Third St., Hanover, Pa. 

KL E I NTOP— Michael Charles was born to 
Mr. '57 and Mrs. (Mary Ann Bingaman 
'551 Earl F. Kleintop on June 29. The 
Kleintops reside in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

OLSON— David Lee put in his appearance 
on Sept. 9 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
(Miriam Vogler '52) Leroy C. Olson, at 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

ROGERS — Sharon Louise made her ap- 
pearance on June 18 at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. (Annabelle Thomas '55) James 

C. Rogers, Jr. of 403 N. Spring St., Bel- 
lefonte, Pa. 

SCHRAAAAA — Virginia Jean was born Sept. 
1 to Mr. '46 and Mrs. (Jean Wheat '46) 
Raymond R. Schramm. They reside in 
Cedar Grove, N. J. 

STAMFEL— Richard Arthur arrived on the 
scene March 19. His proud parents are 
Mr. '54 and Mrs. A. Clifford Stamfel of 
43 E. Pettibone St., Forty Fort, Pa. 

WINEY— a daughter was born Sept. 1 to 
Mr. '55 and Mrs. Carl Winey. Carl is 
now a member of the faculty of Middle- 
burg Joint High School. 

YOUNG— John Richard was born May 31 
to Mr. '54 and Mrs. Richard M. Young, 
Northumberland. John has an older sis- 
ter, Laurie Ann. 


The Harrisburg and York-Hanover Dis- 
trict Alumni Clubs sponsored an Allenberry 
Playhouse production "Marriage on Ap- 
proval" September 9. The project was a 
great success with approximately 400 in 
attendance. Many wlio had purchased 
tickets were kept away because of bad 
weather. The proceeds were divided be- 
tween the two clubs to add to their schol- 
arship funds. 

The York-Hanover Club also, on 
15, held a successful family picnic at the 
Hametown Church Grove, with 65 persons 
attending. In charge of planning was the 
Rev. Kenneth D. James. 



September, 1957 

— Susquehannans On Parade — 

if\t\ Dr. Merlo K. W. Heicher is the 
y^ author of a new book entitled 
Heicher's Filing System, published by the 
Baker Book House. Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Dr. Heicher resides in Claremont, Calif., 
where he retired in 1953 after a very active 
career of teaching and preaching. He is 
the author of two other books. Living on 
Tiptoe and Meditations for Days and Sea- 
sons, and is editor of The Minister's Man- 

i-l O Dr. J. Paul Harman, who has com- 
1 pleted a quai ter-ccntury as Pastor 
of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Greensburg, Pa., was honored at a special 
service in early Sept. with approximately 
400 persons attending. Prior to his minis- 
try at Greensburg, he served the Salem, 
Ohio Trinity L. C. . 

i-tn Dr. Park W. Huntington was elected 
\ I Department Commander of the 
Dept. of Delaware, American Legion, at 
the -Sgth Annual Convention of the organ- 
ization in July. Dr. Huntington has served 
as Department Chaplain, as Deputy First 
Vice Commander and as National Chap- 
plain of the American Legion. Retired 
from the ministry, he conducts devotional 
and religious services over radio stations 
in Wilmington, Del. 

yt\t\ The Rev. John J. Weikel, Pastor of 
£tLt 'he New Berlin Lutheran Church 
for the past 11 years, has accepted a call 
to serve the Stone Valley charge of the 
Lutheran Church in the Dalmatia, Pa. 
area. He assumed his new duties Sept. 1. 

>rt J The Rev. Andrew H. Beahm of the 
^ij Sixth Armored Cavalry Division has 
recently returned from Germany after hav- 
ing served there for the past three years. 
At present he is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. 

>rt^ John F. Lewis, Professor of Botany 
£t I lit the California, Pa. State Teach- 
ers College, was one of three Penna. edu- 
cators who recently received national rec- 
ognition for his efforts in conservation edu- 
cation in the Commonwealth. The award 
of merit was given to Professor Lewis "for 
his outstanding contribution to conserva- 
tion education in Penna." 


Mrs. Glenn E. Fisher (Dorothy 
Heiser) is now a member of the 

staff of the Duncannon, Pa. elementary 



Mrs. Glen W. Russell (Mary Lan- 

don) recently received her Master's 
Degree in Music from Penn. State U. 
Leonard A. Najaka recently received his 
Master's Degree in Educational Adminis- 
tration from Penn. State U. 


>«jn Dr. Robert A. Boyer, head of the 
jO Muhlenberg College Physics Dept., 
participated in tlie summer faculty pro- 
gram of Boeing Airplane Co., Seattle, 
Wash. He took part in the research pro- 
gram dealing with the development of the 
nuclear warhead to be used in guided 
missiles. Dr. Orville M. Fitzgerald, psy- 
chiatrist with a private practice in Selins- 
grove, was awarded a Fellowship by the 
American P.sychiatric As.sociation. 

'00 •'*^" ^' Beamenderfer, Instructor 
jj/ in Business Education at S. U., this 
summer made a tour of many European 
countries. She visited Spain, Portugal, 
Italy, Austria. Switzerland, Germany. Bel- 
gium and France. 

> J A The Rev. J. Leon Haines on Oct. 1 
'jy took over duties of the office of Di- 
rector of Stewardship. Evangelism and 
Missions for the Ev. Lutheran Synod of 
Md. He was formerly Pastor of Augsburg 
Lutheran Church, Balitmore. 

The Rev. George M. Bass this June 
received the degree of Doctor of 
Sacred Theology from Temple Univ., Phila. 
He is now Associate Professor of Preach- 
ing and Practical Theology at Northwest- 
ern Lutheran Theological Seminary, Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

> J/\ The Rev. Warren S. Outerbridge is 
tjj now Associate Rector St. Mark's 

Episcopal Church, Venice, Fla. and Vicar 
of St. David's Episcopal Church. Engle- 
wood, Fla. Mrs. Warren S. Outerbridge 
(Margaret Latta) is teaching English in 
the Venice, Fla. Senior H. S. Warren J. 
Pirie has resigned from his position at the 
Oxford Academy, Pleasantville, N. J. In 
Feb. he will receive his Master's Degree 
from Bucknell and he plans to enter an- 
other university where he will work toward 
his Ph. D. 

>PA Thomas E. Deppen has been pro- 
3U moted to the position of Chief Ac- 
countant of Hall's Motor Transit Co., Sun- 
bury, Pa. He has been associated with 
Hall's since 1953, formerly serving as an 
accountant with the P. P. and L. Co., Sun- 
bury. Patricia Houtz is now teaching com- 
mercial subjects at Hanover Park H. S., 
Hanover, N. J. She formerly taught in 
Sunbury H. S. This .summer she received 
her Master of Science degree from Penn. 
State U. 


Donald C. Berninger recently re- 
ceived his Master's Degree in Mu- 
sic Education from Penn State U. 
>f"Q Daniel W. Williamson received hi.s 
30 Master's Degree in Business Ad- 
ministration from Syracuse on June 3. 
Kenneth E. Orris recently received his 
Master's Degree in Music Education from 
Penn. State U. 

^CA '^"- Ff'^nk R- Layman (Joann 
J't Mosholder) recei\ed her Master's 
Degree in Education from Arizona State 
College this summer, specializing in sec- 
ondary education. She is teaching Biology 
at Mesa, Arizona H. S. Richard N. 
Young is now head football coach at Nor- 
thumberland H. S. He was formerly at 
Morristown. N. J. High School. George 
W. Washbourne is head football coach at 
Pine Groxe, Pa. H. S. 

>Cr Kenneth F. Erdley, Jr., recently 
33 discharged from the U. S. Navy, is 
a teacher-coach at the Woodbury, N. J. 
High School. Arlan K. Gilbert has been 
awarded a teaching assistantship in the 
Dept. of History at the Univ. of Wisconsin, 
where he began his studies this fall for 
his Ph. D. in history. In June he received 
his Master's degree from the Univ. of 


Donald L. Hartman has received a 
four-year state scholarship at Tem- 
ple Univ. for medical studies. He has 
been engaged for the past year in the 
biology division of the research laboratory 
at Oak Ridge. Tenn. Anna Jane Moyer has 
been granted a scholarship to obtain an 
M.A. degree in Library Science at Drexel 
Institute of Technology, Phila. She had 
formerly been a teacher in Lewisburg, Pa. 
H. S. 

OF 1957 

Nelson Bailey: Planning to enter Military 

Jack Bishop: E.xecutive Trainee, Sears, 
Roebuck & Co., Harrisburg, Pa. 

George Cawley: Accountant Training Pro- 
gram. York Corporation < subsidiary of 
Borg-Warner Corp. i. York, Pa. 

Carletta Chubb: Math and Science teacher. 
Greenwood Jt. H. S., Miller.stown, Pa. 

Paul Clugston: G-S 5 Mathematician, Red- 
stone Ar.senal, Huntsville, Ala. 

Woody Cox: Claims Adjuster, Liberty Mu- 
tual Insur. Co., East Orange, N. J. 

Nancy Forrest: Secretary. Sun Oil Co., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ronald Fouche: Sales Representative, 
Palmyra Bologna Co., Palmyra, Pa. 

Guy Frisk: Graduate work in Clinical 
P.sychology, W. Va. Univ. 

Chester Hall: Advertising Clerk, Pome- 
roy's. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Dave Harris: Getty.sburg Seminary. 

Dave Harrington: Traveling Auditor, 
American Surety Co. of N. Y., Phila., Pa. 

Lynn Hassinger: Commercial Teacher, 
Southern Regional H. S., Manahawkin, 
N. J. 

Park Haussler: Lybrand, Ross Bros, and 
Montgomery, Phila., Pa. 

(Continued on Next Page) 

September, 1957 



John Hendricks: Reporter, Dun & Brad- 
street. Inc., Phila., Pa. 

Donald Henninger: Trainee, Bell Tele- 
phone Company of Penna., Pittsburgh, 

Dwight Huseman: Philadelphia Seminary. 

Earl Klelntop: Sales Trainee, Link-Belt 
Co.. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Wallace Kutz: Music Teacher, Sunbury 
High School. 

Clarence Lorah: Graduate work in Bio- 
chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh. 

Dick Love: Special Agent, Northwestern 
Mutual Life Insur. Co., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Nancy Marek Wolfe: Commercial Teacher, 
Jefferson, Ohio, High School. 

Gloria Masteller: Commercial Teacher, 
Quakertown. Pa. Senior High School. 

Bonnie Miller: Secretary, General Elec- 
tric Co., York, Pa, 

Pete Nunn: Lybrand, Ross Bros, and 
Montgomery, Phila,, Pa. 

George Pospisil: Trainee in Group Pen- 
sion Dept., Prudential Insur. Co,, New- 
ark, N, J. 

Len Quick: Claims Adjuster, Travelers' 
Insur. Co. of Hartford, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ed Rhodes: Service Salesman, Atlantic 
Refining Co., Pittsburgh, Pa, 

Paul Rogers: Music Technician, Veter- 
ans Hospital, Lebanon, Pa. 

Frank Romano: Math teacher and basket- 
ball coach. Otto Twp. H. S., Duke Cen- 
ter, Pa. 

Larry Romig: Commercial Teacher, 
Greenwood Jt. H. S., Millerstown, Pa. 

John Roshon: Gettysburg Seminary. 

Carole Sadosuk: Math Teacher, Trediffrin- 
Easttown Jr. H. S., Berwyn, Pa. 

George Schluchterer: Lybrand, Ross Bros, 
and Montgomery. Phila., Pa. 

Gary Schroeder: Executive Trainee, Jo- 
seph Home Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Joe Scully: Student Plant Engineer, Bell 
Telephone Co., Vineland, N. J. 

Stan Shilling: Manager Trainee. W. T. 
Grant Co., York, Pa. 

Doug Smith: New Brunswick Theological 

Liz Stradling: Teacher, Donegal School 
District. Mt. Joy, Pa. 

Janet Swenson: Commercial Teacher, Ei- 
senhower Sr, H. S., Norristown, Pa. 

Sister Bessie Trate: Grade Teacher, Trin- 
ity Lutheran Day School, Greenville. S. C. 

Lillian Troutman: Teacher, Upper Dau- 
phin Jt. Schools. Elizabethville, Pa. 

Ruthann Ulsh: Caseworker, Huntingdon 
County Child Welfare Service, Hunting- 
don. Pa. 

Sue Wahl: English Teacher, Warwick Un- 
ion School District, Lititz, Pa. 

Erhard Werner: Jr. H. S. Math teacher, 
Clifton IN. J.) Schools. 

Nat Wilhour: Commercial Teacher, To- 
wanda Valley Jt. H. S., Towanda, Pa. 

Dave Wise: Graduate study in Biophysi- 
cal chemistry, Yale. 

Doris Wittes: Commercial Teacher, Ma- 
hanoy Jt. H. C, Dalmatia, Pa, 

Armor Wolfe: Music Instructor, Milton 
H. S., Milton, Pa. 

Leroy Wolfe: Management Trainee, J. C. 
Penney Co.. Ashtabula. Ohio. 

Linda Youhon: Jr. High music teacher. 
Big Spring School System, Newville, Pa. 

Arthur Zimmerman: Auditor, Price Water- 
house & Co., N. Y. 

Ruth Zimmerman: Chemist, Joseph Ban- 
croft & Sons Co., Wilmington, Del. 

Nancy Altland: Occupational Therapy, 

Professional Inst.. Richmond. Va. 
Claudette Bedeaux: Central Intelligence 

Agency, Washington, D. C. 
Marian Bowman: Secretary, Maple Ridge 

Elementary School, Somerset, Pa. 
Sandra Crothers: Student nurse, Columbia 

Presbyterian Medical Center, N. Y., N. Y. 
Beverly Hofecker: Secretary, Western 

Penna. Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Rosemary Nelson: Student nurse, Cornell 

Univ. School of Nursing, N. Y., N. Y. 
Janet Rohrbach: Secretary, Law Office, 

Lancaster, Pa. 
Janet K. Smith: Secretary, Sharpe & 

Dohme, West Point, Pa, 
Janet Snyder: Secretary, U. S. Steel 

Homes, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Joyce Hancock StaufFer: P. H. Glatfelter 

Co., Spring Grove, Pa. 
Julia Stauffer: Secretary, Surgeon's Of- 
fice, Lancaster, Pa. 
Gracia Thomas: Primary Education, 

Brockport State Teachers College, N. J. 
Barbara Tongue: Secretary, Jefferson 

Medical College. Phila., Pa. 
Carol Zacharias: Student Nurse, Cornell 

Medical College, N. Y., N. Y. 


Dean Russell Gait has announced an ad- 
dition to Susquehanna's internship program 
for its students in Business Administration. 

Beginning with this term, the well-known 
Accounting and Management Consulting 
Firm of Scovell, Wellington and Co., N. Y., 
will join two other accounting firms offer- 
ing work experience to Susquehanna's stu- 
dents carrying a major in accounting. 

Those students at Susquehanna interested 
in public accounting will now be placed 
during their senior year with either Price, 
Waterhouse and Co. or the Scovell, Wel- 
lington Co, In both cases, the internship 
will be served in New York City, where 
students will be assigned practical work 
experience as junior accountants, working 
under the supervision of senior staff mem- 

Accounting students interested in indus- 
trial accounting will serve their internship 
with the York, Pa. division of Borg Warner. 

With the addition of Scovell, Wellington 
and Co. to Susquehanna's internship pro- 
gram, Susquelianna will now be able to 
place most of its accounting majors with 
leading accounting firms for observation 
and practical experience. 

With such an intensive program of train- 
ing for accountants, Susquehanna gradu- 
ates fare very well in the job market. 
This past June positions were accepted 
with not only the firms co-operating with 
the internship program, but such account- 
ing firms as Lybrand, Ross Bros, and 
Montgomery hired three of Susquehanna's 

The internship program at S, U. has 
been developed by Mr. Lamar D. Inners of 
the Business Administration faculty. 

Jerry D. Bogar. Jr. x'99 was host Saturday, Aug, 24 to a number of his good friends 
and former students during the time he was himself a student at S. U. The occasion 
honored the first time when he and Dr. John I. Woodruff '88 met as student and professor 
on Susquehanna's campus. 

Left to right: Dr. Basil F. Martin x'28, William M. Schnure x'99, Samuel App, Mr. 
Cleckner i friend of Mr. Bogar >, Luther C, Hassinger x'99, Frank A. Eyer x'98, Dr. John 
I. Woodruff '88. Dr. William M. Rearick '94, Jerry D. Bogar, Jr. x'99, Charles I. Boyer 
x'02. Dr. G. Morris Smith, Dr. Chalmers E. Frontz '96, Dr. Latimer S. Landes '11 and 
Ralph W. Woodruff '20. 



September, 1957 


I Continued from Page Six) 
ried to James \V. Sarbaugh of Columbia, 
Pa. June 29 in the Langhorne. Pa. Meth- 
odist Church. Liz is teaching elementary 
music in the Donegal Area Jt. Schools, 
Mt. Joy, Pa., while her husband con- 
cludes his studies at Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. They reside at 478 W. Bainbridge 
St., Elizabethtown, Pa. Members of the 
wedding party were: LINDA J. YOU- 
HON -hi. JANET M. COLE .57 and 
Gloria Myers, soloist, a student at S. U. 
JAMES D. WITHER, JR. 53 and Jean E. 
Harper were united in marriage in a 
recent ceremony in Ontario. Canada. 
Mr. Wither is employed as a Real Es- 
tate and Insurance Saleman by L. W. 
Bluemie and Co.. Williamsport, Pa., 
where the couple reside. 
VIRGINIA LEE YINGER 51 was married 
on Aug. 3 to Rev. Herbert A. WOlke, 
Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal 
Church. Houston, Texas, where they re- 

1957-58 STAR COURSE 

Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh, Chairman of 
S. U.'s Public Events Committee has re- 
cently announced the "Star Course" pro- 
gram for the University's Centennial year. 
Each year more and more Alumni are tak- 
ing advantage of this excellent program, 
designed to bring to the campus not only 
entertainment but also outstanding talent 
in music, the theater and the lecture plat- 

This year's program follows: 

Dr. Louis M. Hacker, 

Dean, Columbia University 

The Nieuw Amsterdam Trio 

Dr. Roland H. Bainton, 

Yale University 
Theatre of the East 

Oct. 25, 1957 

Jan. 6, 1958 . 
Feb. 14, 1958 . 

April 11. 19.58 


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Alumni will be interested in seeing the 
progress of the new Music Building. Now 
completely under roof, the builders have 
had an exceUent summer with very few 
days lost because of weather. 

Students and visitors enjoy walking 
through the new building and by the time 
Homecoming rolls along, it is expected 
much of the debris of new construction 
will have been cleared awav. 


Your Alumni Office will be glad to make early reservations for you at a nearby 
motel or hotel. 

Please check below the type of accommodations you would like, and the of- 
fice will confirm your reservation immediately. 

1 would like reservations for a party including: 

male female children 

I prefer accommodations in a hotel motel 



As soon as your reservation is made, confirmation will be sent you and you 
will be expected to send your check to the motel or hotel prior to your arrival. 


vising Principal of the Hamburg, Pa. 
Public Schools, died suddenly on Aug. 15. 
Before going to Hamburg, he had served 
as Principal at McVeytown, Pa. schools. 

passed away after a brief illness on July 
13. For several years she had been 
Public School Nurse for Paint Twp. 
Schools, Somerset County, Pa. She had 
served with the U. S. Army Nursing 
Corps during World War II. concluding 
her .service with the rank of Captain. 
She was awarded the Bronze Star Medal 
for Meritorious service in Dutch New 

D.U. '32 succumbed on Dec. 25. 19.56. 
During his service with the Lutheran 
Church, he was Superintendent of the 
Board of Inner Missions. 

MRS. W. L. POLLARD (Florence Steward) 
'30 passed away on ,Iune 15 in Ft. Worth, 
Texas. For many years she had been 
active in the Y. W. C. A. 

J. FLOYD SLAYBAUGH '24 died of a cor- 
onary occlusion on June 13. Prior to 
his death, he had been Superintendent of 
Adams County, Pa. Schools. He resided 
in Gettysburg, Pa. 





December, 1957 

No. 2 

founder i ^^Daii oLuncheon, ^epf. 27 


L. to R., Dr. J. Frank Fife, Pres. Baltimore Synod, U. L. C. A.; Mrs. G. Morris Smith, Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, Pres. U. L. C. A.; Prof. 
Russell W. Gilbert. Pres. G. Morris Smith and Dr. Dwight F. Putman, Pres. Central Pa. Synod. 



December, 1957 

Greetings From Pres. Smith and Alumni Pres. Garman 


This is to express the gratitude and New 
Year's wishes of /\lma Mater for all our 
alumni. As we enter the New Year, let us 
walk by faith that God will strengthen 
those who seek to please Him. and will 
make us sufficient for what He wants us 
to do. May 1958 bring you joy and great 
encouragement, and make you more con- 
scious than ever of the blessings we have 
from a gracious God and our cherished 
comrades along the way. 

We expect our magnificent Heilman 
Music Hall to be ready for dedication by 
May 10, 1958. Work on the Library is go- 
ing forward rapidly, except as snow, rain, 
or extreme cold interferes. 

Our One Hundredth Commencement is 
scheduled for June 7, 1958. In this Cen- 
tennial Year it is planned to hold Alumni 
Day on Saturday, May 24. For this occa- 
sion, our esteemed professor emeritus Dr. 
John I. WoodrulT, has written the Centen- 
nial Ode which it is planned to have him 
read at the grand assembly of alumni. 

So keep in mind these dates. May 10. 
May 24 and June 7. 1958, and plan to be 
with us for these big occasions. You'll 
certainly want to be present for at least 
one of them, to rejoice in these added, 
beautiful buildings, and to make mean- 
ingful our One Hundredeth Anniversary. 
Faithfully yours. 

Esso Grant To S. U. 

Susquehanna University was advised on 
October 23 that the college had been se- 
lected by the Esso Education Foundation 
to receive an unrestricted grant of $2000 
for the academic year 1957-58. The pur- 
pose of the foundation is to give financial 
aid to the nation's privately supported col- 
leges and universities so that they may 
continue to get the ever higher intellectu- 
al standards of modern society. 

For the current academic year, total 
grants to the colleges and universities 
amounted to $1,332,760. In selecting the 
institution and designating the amount. 
the Foundation's Admini.strative Commit- 
tee was counselled by a board of experi- 
enced educators. 


The Christmas season came to Susque- 
hanna University for the one hundredth 
time. It brought warmth and a holy 
friendship to be shared by the whole world 
in this cold winter season. 

May we pause to turn our hearts to some 
of the passages in that great Book of 
Books, and govern our lives and plan our 
future to harmonize. 

"We love Him because He first loved 

John's message rang in our ears as we 
prepared to celebrate the real reason for 
the holiness of Christmas. 

Our Alma Mater has weathered many 
trying and difficult years, always with the 
Christian confidence taught within its glor- 
ious walls. 

With grateful hearts we celebrate the 
past and prayerfully hope that the hand of 
approval will rest upon our heads as we go 
forth to a prosperous and a Happy New 


On Parade 

IQQ Dr. John I. Woodruff celebrated 
00 'I's ^^■''^ birthday at his home in 
Seiinsgrove on Nov. 24. It was a double 
celebration with his son and daughter-in- 
law commemorating their 18th wedding 

*1 C •'***'" ^" ^3"9*°" '^ ^3ck in the 
J[ 3 class room again, after a year of 
travel. He is teaching biology at Chap- 
man College, Orange. Cal. 

'10 ^^^ Herman has resigned after 

Y lorty-two years as English teacher 
in Snyder Co. Pa. schools. She will con- 
tinue to make her home in Seiinsgrove. 

>rt J Chaplain Andrew H. Beahm, recent- 
Ld^ ly discharged from the army, has 
been called to serve the Spring Mills. Fa. 

>nr The Rev. Robert J. Keeler, for- 
^3 merly of Brooklyn has accepted a 
call as pastor of St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Bellefonte, Pa. Pastor Keeler 
served as chaplain in the Second World 
War, both in Japan and Germany. 

Edw. Bollinger 

y€\rj Brooks L. Walton has retired from 
£, I teaching after thirty years. His 
address is 1123 Louisa St., Williamsport, 

f*\t\ The Rev. Edward Bollinger has 
J^J been elected moderator of the Den- 
\er Presbytery. He 
is also a member of 
the Rocky Mountain 
Chapter of the Amer- 
ican Guild of Organ- 
ists, and director of 
his own Elizabethan 
Presbyterian choir. 
He mentioned in his 
letter to the Alumni 
Office that Miller 
Gerhardt had visited them this fall. Mr. 
Gerhardt's experimental garden in Johns- 
town. Pa. and his famous .strawberries are 
sought by professors and nutritionists the 
world over. 

'00 ^°'' William R. Swarm recently re- 

J J ceived a citation commending him 
for service as Chief of the Military Plans 
and Operations of the U. S. Army. 

y*\t* The Rev. Jerome V. Guss, who has 
jQ served as pastor of the St. James 
Lutheran Church, Turbotville. Pa. is now 
the pastor of the Bethany Lutheran Church 
in Altoona, Pa. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. 
(Marcella Chaya) Edward P. Turnbach 
will take residence in Shippensburg, about 
Jan. 1, where Dr. Turnbach will be pastor 
of the Memorial Lutheran Church. 

> J /\ Dr. Paul M. Orso was elected to 

^y the Presidency of the Lutheran 
Welfare Conference in America at the Aug- 
ust meeting in Springfield. Ohio. 

' y| 1 Douglas Portillne is now Post- 
tj \ master in Seiinsgrove. Until re- 
cently he had oper- 
ated a Western Auto 
Supplies Store and 
prior to that he was 
State Librarian for 
throe years. 

^^M :i? 

The Rev. John 
D. Ickes has 

been appointed 
Douglas Portzline Chri.stian Educ. E.x- 
ecutive Secty. of the Protestant Council of 
the City of New York, after spending 
three years as Exec. Secty. of the Coun- 
cil's Bronx Division. This brings Pastor 
Ickes to one of the largest and most \m- 
portant Christian Educ. Departments in 
the nation. Next page 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Po^t Office at Seiinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Seiinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June 

December, 1957 



College Saddened 

The college family recently has been 
saddened by the death of two who have 
been \ery close to the college for a num- 
ber of years. 

Within a short period of three weeks, the 
deaths were announced of Sally Brungart 
Stevens and Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh, both 
of the class of '25. 

Mrs. Stevens, who died November 4. had 
worked closely with Dean Gait for a num- 
ber of years and since 1950 had been Reg- 
istrar of the University. She had been in 
poor health for two years but with a cour- 
ageous spirit, continued her home and 
work responsibilities until two weeks be- 
fore her death. 

Mrs. Stevens was the wife of Frederick 
C. Stevens, Assistant Professor of Sociol- 
ogy at S. U. He is very well known to 
alumni for his work with the Motet Choir 
when he was on the Conservatory faculty. 
Her father. Edwin M. Brungart '00 taught 
at Susquehanna for many years. Mrs. 
Lois W. Bendigo '31 of Herndon, Va. is a 

Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh, who died Oc- 
tober 19. had been well-known to the Uni- 
versity family because of her many activi- 
ties on the campus, both as a student and 
as the wife of Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh. 
Director of the Conservatory of Music. 

Mrs. Linebaugh had spent last summer 
in Florida, and soon after her return, en 
tered the Sunbury Community Hospital 
where she remained until her death. 

Members of the Alumni Assocljon join 
in sending to the bereaved irr- ."s their 
heartfelt sympathy. 

> J n The Rev. H. Lee Hebel is now 

'Jo serving the newly formed Allegh- 
eny Lutheran Pastoral charge. He and his 
wife the former Edith Wegner '49 are now 

residing in Schellsburg, Pa. 

Dr. Robert L. Goetz, recently dis- 
charged from military service, has 

set up a private practice of medicine in 

Corning, N. Y. 

Ernest A. Canals is now Eastern 
Sales Representative for Robert 
Rollins Blazers Inc. 



The Rev. William R. Smeltz has re- 
signed as pastor of the Jerome Bos- 
well Lutheran parish to accept a call from 
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Columbia, S. 
C, where he will serve as assistant pastor. 

'CO Mrs. James Fredrickson, Jr. iLois 
J J Fisher '.50 > is now a social worker 
with the Suffolk Co. N. Y. Welfare Dep't. 
Donald Walter is pursuing a Master of 
Science Degree in Physics at Bucknell U. 
Robert Jarvis is now working in the Pur- 
chasing Dep't of the Container Corp. of 
America in Brewton, Ala. 

Dr. Zimmer 

Dr. Albert A. Zimmer, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Education at S. U. has recently 
completed a study which had been re- 
quested by the Offices of Education of both 
Snyder and Union Counties, Pa. 

Dr. Zimmer's study, unique in that it 
appeared in the midst of so much criti- 
cism of American education in this Sput- 
nik age, was an attempt to answer the 
question "What do the people expect from 
their public schools?" 

The research technique used by Dr. 
Zimmer was a questionnaire prepared in 
accordance with the secondary school 
principals, "Ten Imperative Needs of 
Youth," and the elementary school prin- 
cipals, "Principles of Elementary Educa- 

The response on the part of citizens in 
Snyder and Union Counties was excellent, 
with a return of ninety-five percent. 

The results of Dr. Zimmer's study were 
presented at a combined Teachers' Insti 
fute, and, contrary to statements heard 
today by some individuals, the survey 
showed, in general, the public is well sat- 
isfied with both public school instruction 
and the content of course material. 

Dr. Zimmer, at Susquehanna since 1952 
is greatly in demand as a speaker on edu- 
cational matters. He received his back- 
ground in research technique from his doc- 
torate dissertation which was based on a 
National Survey of Music Education m 
Public Schools in United States. 

Centre Union Club 

The Centre Union Club of the General 
Alumni Association has presented recently 
to the University, a revised version of the 
Bible which will be placed in Hassinger 
Hall, as well as a two year subscription to 
The Lutheran. 


Kay G. Campbell is teaching chem- 
istry and physics in Towanda Val- 
ley Joint H. S. where he also coaches 
track and basketball. Marilyn J. Huyett 
is doing graduate work at Stanford U. Cal. 


George W. Orren, Jr. is now a qual- 
ified Field Underwriter for Mutual 
Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. He and his new 
bride plan to make their home in Selins- 
grove. Donald Rook who has been em- 
ployed by U. S. Motors in Phila. since Oc- 
tober 1956, was transferred to manage the 
Memphis Tenn. plant. 


died October 3, at Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital, Danville, Pa. He had been 
practicing psychiatry in Selinsgrove, 
and, with Dr. Joseph Greco, '41, had op- 
erated a private hospital for the treat- 
ment of emotionally disturbed people. 
He had served in the U. S. Navy from 
1943 to 1946. 


passed away September 13, at his home 
in Mercersburg, Pa. He was a member 
of the Carlisle Presbytery at the time of 
his death. He is survived by his wife 
and three children. 

CLARK H. KUSTER '21, succumbed May 
18, after an illness of six years. Burial 
was made in Laurell Hill Cemetery, 
Erie, Pa. He is survived by his wife 
and two brothers. 

IRA SANDERS, died October 12, at his 
home in Selinsgrove. One of Central 
Pennsylvania's best known educators, 
Mr. Sanders had been in failing health 
for several years. He began his teach- 
ing career in rural schools, and in 1930 
was elected Superintendent of Schools 
for Snyder County. 

THE REV. W. SCHULTZ 13, passed away 
suddenly in his home in Picture Rocks, 
Pa., November 22, Before retiring frorri 
active ministry, in 1953, he had served 
several pastorates in Central Pennsyl- 

SELIN D. ULRICH '18, succumbed Novem- 
ber 10 in a Veterans' Hospital in N.Y.C. 
He had been in failing health for the 
past number of years. Mr. Uh-ich had 
been a foreign export agent of drugs and 
pharmaceutical products, and had lived 
abroad for thirty-three years. 

HOMER WAGNER '35, passed away De- 
cember 7, in the Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital. He had taught school for thir- 
ty-five years, the first 27 years in Turbut 
Township, spending the last eight years 
in Milton. 

EDWARD A. WOLLASTON '52. died No- 
vember 13, in Erie, Pa. Veterans' Hospi- 
tal. He was an outstanding athlete while 
at S.U. Surviving are his wife the for- 
mer Althea Ferguson '51, and two daugh- 
ters, Nancy and Joanne, Mrs. Wollas- 
ton's address is Box 8, Millerstown, Pa. 


Paul Rogers has moved to Beaver 
Falls, N. \. where he is teaching 
music in the Elementary School. 




MAY 24, 1 958 


Dedication of plaque to unde- 
feated team of 1951. L. to K.. Sam 
Porter, Jim Hazlett, Sam Ross, 
Jim Dell. 

.Mumni President Garman 
buzzes Homecoming Queen 
Gail VVoolbert. 

It took four Bridgewater players 
to stop 150-lb. Ray Richie 


Because of the ten day "flu vacation" j 
to prepai-e for Homecoming. Most college 
coming activities, but our students gallanti 

Those who had a part in the Friday ni 
them and others serving on committees kei 
Alumni Office from their homes. Two foot 
■'Whitey" Keil and the boys co-operated b 
coming game. 

With the exception of one or two mine 
the activities are depicted on this page. 

At the morning Council Meeting, with 
council members discussed problems of the 
G. Morris Smith reported on the progress o 

With Dr. John L. Woodruff '88 in atte 
his new book "Tales of Susquehanna Unive 
tude the gift of 500 copies of this book, to I 
tablish a scholarship in the name of Dr, Wo 

President Garman ajipointed Clyde R. 
Committee and Alvin Carjienter '24 "Chairn 
Committee. Both chairmen were empower 
asked to report at the spring meeting. 

^J^onored iVlcmbcri of V. 

.Ht Jl*-»«.< ■.' 

'L. to R.I Kenneth Badger, Russell Eisenho* 
Carmichael, Harold Kramer. Jeraulc 

iod, students this year had only three days 
n similar circumstances, called off all Home- 
said, "Let's go ahead with it." 

t program took their scripts home with 
in touch with committee members and the 
11 games had been cancelled but Coach 
returning early to prepare for the Home- 
difficulties the day was a success. Some of 

'resident Raymond P. Garman '30 presiding, 
issociation and the district clubs. President 
the Centennial Fund. 

ance and telling of the publication date of 
ity," the Council accepted with deep grati- 
sold at $2.00 a copv and the proceeds to es- 

pitzner '.37 Chairman of the Nominating 
n of the Outstanding Achievement Award 
to select two additional members and were 

defeated J earn of- 1^32 

!i II ir ''» 


w. William Siil!i\aii. .luhn Extram, Russell 
Schlegel, Lee Rishel and Fred Carl. 


ilaruld 0. Kramer '33 passes autographed football 
used in last game of 1932 undefeated season to represen- 
tatives of Athletic Council, Dr. Russell W. Gilbert and 
Mr. Bernard W. Krapf. Clyde R. Spitzner is at right. 



December, 1957 

Onward, ye Crusaders 


Coaches Keil and Pittello, at Anmul Fcidilidll Uan'iiMi (.'nimatulate seniors 'L. to R.i Jack 
Anthony, Bob Lewis, Keil, Pittello, Dick Purnell, Walter Benham, Chalmers Eartlow 
and Jim Keiser. 


To all S. U. Alumni: 

The football season just closed saw the 
Crusaders get off to a slow start hampered 
by injuries and flu. During this period, we 
lost to Ursinus and Swarthmore. How- 
ever, after the "flu vacation," the team 
came back and finished by winning three 
games of the last four. In this second half 
of the season, the boys won their third 
straight Homecoming game against 
Bridgewater College and also posted vic- 
tories over Wagner and Dickinson. The 
lone loss was inflicted by a fine Haverford 

National prominence was gained this 
year by S. U.'s season-long high ranking 
in defense. 

The closing game of the season at Dick- 
inson was the last game for six seniors 
who have been the heart of the Crusader 
ele\en for three years. End Jack Anth- 
ony, tackle Chalmers Bartlow, guard and 
co-captain Walt Kenham and center Jim 
Keiser leave big shoes to be filled in the 
'ine. In the baekfield. quarterback and 
co-captain Dick Purnell along with full- 
back Bob Lewis have been outstanding. 

These graduating .seniors originally came 
to Susquehanna through the influence of 
Alumni. We certainly shall be very happy 
to have more players like them. This 

year's freshman class had several players 
who show great promise for the future. 
The presence of these men is also directly 
traceable to the influence of our alumni. 
We would be very grateful to hear from 
you again about high school seniors who 
are student athletes. 

Perhaps you would like to know the 
characteristics we look for in boys who 
play football at Susquehanna. First of all, 
the prospect should be able to meet the 
University's academic and personal stand- 
ards. With regard to football qualifica- 
tions, we would like to have the outstand- 
ing stars, but we know these boys will 
usually go to the larger schools. Occa- 
sionally we do get a boy in this category. 
But the men who make up the majority of 
our squads are the boys who were depend- 
able high school players but were not 
standouts because they were younger than 
their team mates or were not physically 
as mature as the "stars." We can use this 
type of boy who has undeveloped potential 
for college football. 

As important as a man's football ability 
is, his mental approach to the game is 
equally important. We want the boy who 
is a 100 percenter— who wants to play win- 
ning football, and who will give himself 
wholeheartedly in preparation for the 
game. We find we can win with those men 
who are "self-starters" from the stand- 
point of conducting themselves as athletes 
and in improving themselves. 

Getting off to a surprisingly good start, 
Susquehanna's basketballers. responding to 
the skillful coaching of recently appointed 
.All-American John E. Barr, have won two 
of their first three games. 

Barr. succeeding Ed. Pfeiffer. comes to 
Susquehanna with an impressive basket- 
ball background. He captained Penn State 
in his senior year, and after being selected 
All American, was much in demand to re- 
main with basketball as a coach or pro- 
fessional player. 

Barr. however, after graduation served 
a hitch in the U. S. Navy, but upon his 
discharge accepted an offer to play with 
St. Louis in the N.B.A. After a period 
with the Hawks, he played in the Eastern 
Professional League, winding up his ca- 
reer as player-manager with the Sunbury 

Enthusiastically entering upon his duties 
with the Crusaders. Coach Barr has won 
tlie respect of the boys and is very popular 
on the campus. 


Losing the first game to Hartwick by the 
score of 78-62. the team bounced back and 
beat a favored Hamilton College by the 
• Continued on page 7) 

Next year's team will be co-captained by 
Ralph Ferraro. a guard from Jersey City, 
N. J., Ray Richie, halfback from Shamo- 
kin, and Carl Shoemaker, end from Ash- 
land. These men were elected by their 
team mates in recognition of their out- 
standing play. 

With deepest appreciation for your help 

in the past. 


Henry J. "Whitey" Keil "39 (Coach) 

December, 1957 



New National Sorority at S. U. 


Dignitaries attending banquet during installation ser\-ices of Gamma Kappa Chapter of 
Alpha Xi Delta. L. to R.: Mrs. Winifred Flenner, Wilmington, Del.: Pres. G. Morris 
Smith: Miss Mildred Boss, Washington, D. C: Dr. Elizabeth Van Buskirk. Elmira. N. Y.; 
Dean Russell Gait. 


(Continued from page 6) 
score of 79-58. Ursinus then fell under the 
spell of the Crusaders, losing 82-69. 

The team this year is inexperienced and 
does not have much height. Having lost 
last year's two outstanding players, Frank 
Romano and Dwight Huseman through 
graduation, the team is also playing with- 
out the services of Dick Purnell who de- 
cided to devote full time to his studies. 

A surprise package has been uncovered 
this year in the person of Keith Tyler who 
has, for the first three games, averaged 28 
points per game. He has thereby placed 
Susquehanna in national NCAA statistic? 
by his rank of third in the nation. Tyler 
also turns up in the most recent statistic 
sheet by ranking second in the nation in 
percentage shots made. The whole team, 
much to Coach Barr's credit, has wasted 
very few shots and is ranking fourth in 
percentage shots made. 

The schedule for the balance of the sea 
son is as follows: 

Jan. 9— National Aggies A 

Jan. 11— Dickinson College . H 

Jan. 13 — Scranton University H 

Jan. 17— Juniata College _ A 

Jan. 18— Western Maryland H 

Jan. 31— Rider College A 

Feb. 1— Up.sala College A 

Feb. 3 — Lebanon Valley A 

Feb. 6— Franklin & Marshall H 

Feb. 8— Washington College A 

Feb. 10— Wilkes College H 

Feb. 12— Lycoming College H 

Feb. 22— Drexel Tech A 

Feb. 28— Upsala College H 

Mar. 1— Rutgers, So. Jersey H 


The trend very definitely is toward more 
applications. At the time of going to 
press, one hundred and thirty-five pros- 
pects had made application for the 1958-59 
term. This is probably the largest num- 
ber applying for admission at such an 
early date, in the history of the Univer- 
sity. Alumni should keep in mind the 
possibility of heavy enrollment, and refer 
students to the University as early as pos- 


The United States Office of Education 
reports, in a recent survey, that the aver- 
age cost of financing a year at college is 
between 1,700 and 1,800 dollars. Twenty 
years ago the cost was 800 or 900 dollars. 
At Susquehanna costs are being increased 
175-200 dollars per year, which will bring 
the total cost to around 1250 dollars. This 
is still below the average cost at other 
private colleges. 


The U. S. Office of Education survey 
also revealed that little more than half 
the cost of college education is borne by 
the student. The rest must come from 
contributions. That's why, as "Changing 
Times" says, "If you're a college alumnus, 
the bite's on you for contributions." 

The American Alumni Council reports 
that the average alumnus contribution is 
$35.60 a year. Susquehanna's figure is ap- 
proximately $15.00. 

Junior Co-eds 

ALLEN— Richard Wayne, Jr. was born 
Nov. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Ann 
Lacock '551 Richard W. Allen, Sr. The 
."Miens make their home in Wayne, Pa. 

BIGLIERI— Mr. and Mrs. (June Klingler 
'51 1 Ned Biglieri are making their home 
at 1968 Kirly Way, San Jose, Cal. We 
are happy to learn that they are the 
parents of two children, Ann, who is two 
years old, and Lynn Marie, born March 

COATES— Cathleen Heather was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Coates on June 
15. Mrs. Coates was formerly Rose 
Marie Sharretts. Both she and her hus- 
band were of the class of '55. 

ENGLE— Mr. and Mrs. (Christine Har- 
man '53 > Carl F. Engle, announced the 
birth of a son, Samuel Harman, March 
21, and a change of address to 702 
Franklin St., State College, Pa., where 
Mr. Engle is an instructor in Agronomy. 

GLASS— Mr. '53 and Mrs. Orville Glass, 
Jr. are the proud parents of a daughter 
born Dec. 10 at the Harrisburg Hospital. 
They have named her Kim Michele. 

HARTLE— Mr. and Mrs. Calvin K. Hartle, 
announced the first birthday of their son, 
Scot, on Dec. 1. They are residing at 
2819 Zephyr Rd., Orlando, Fla. Mrs. 
Hartle is the former Juanita Keller '49. 

JOHNSTON— Mr. '49 and Mrs. Harry John- 
ston happily announced the arrival of a 
son. Earl Ryan, Sept. 23 in the Union- 
town, Pa. hospital. They have one other 
child, Catherine Helen. 

MESLER— Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Marjorie L. 
Way '52) Robert Allen Mesler announced 
with pride the birth of young Robert Al- 
len, Jr. at the Tripler Army Hospital, 
Honolulu, on Aug. 31, 1956. They are 
now back in the U. S., living at 1844 
Ferry St., Easton, Pa. 

MILLARD— Mr. '56 and Mrs. (Margaret 
Webber '54) Carroll Millard sent word 
to the Alumni Office of the birth of De- 
borah Carolyn. October 11. They have 
also a son Stanley. 

ROBLES— Mr. and Mrs. (Bette Mae Vin- 
cent '54) Charles Robles announced the 
birth of Charles Vincent, Jr. on Dec. 4. 
1956. Mrs. Robles is teaching while her 
husband is in the Marines. 

TOROK— Mr. '53 and Mrs. (Joyce Wagner 
'53) Steve Torok are the happy parents 
of a -son, Bruce William, born Nov. 4. 
They are residing at 408 E. Pine St., 
Southampton, Pa. 

WALLOWER— Robert Clinton was born on 
Oct. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. (Betty Weisen- 
fluh '54) Robert Wallower. 



December, 1957 


ROY H. COPE '52 took as his bride. Ro- 
berta M. Colcord. October 19. at the 
Faith Evangelical and Reformed Church 
in Phila. Mr. Cope is employed as an 
underwTiter for General Accident. Fire 
and Life. .Assn. Co. 

GEORGIA CURTIS x'59 became the bride 
of RONALD L. FORSTER x'59. Septem- 
ber 2. The wedding took place in the 
St. John's Lutheran Church. No. Mer- 
rick. N. Y. The couple reside in Sun- 

ELEANOR S. DIVELY '.56 and Serafin 
.Mora were united in marriage at Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church. Berlin, Pa., 
on November 16. Mr. Mora is employed 
by R.C.A.. Morristown. N. J. and Mrs. 
Mora is editorial assistant for Luther 
Life magazine. 

LOIS FISHER "53 became Mrs. James 
Fredrickson. Jr. May 11. in Brooklyn. 
N. Y. She and her husband are living 
in Ri\erhead. L. I. 

ROBERT GRECO '57 was married to Jean 
Lazarski on June 20 at Mt. Carmel. Bob is 
pursuing graduate .studies at Penn State. 

BARBARA J. HARPER '55 was married 
on June 15 to ."Xfrain M. Rosario. The 
marriage took place in Baltimore, Md 
where they are now residing. 

BONNIE LEE MILLER '57 was united in 
marriage to Dennis W. Dendler of Har- 
risburg. Pa. The wedding was solemn- 
ized October 19. with NATALIE WIL- 
'.57. roommates of the bride, as brides- 
maids. Mr. and Mrs. Dendler plan to 
reside in Starview. Pa. 

ARD L. QUICK '57 were wed on Novem- 
ber 22. in the First Lutheran Church. 
Mifflinburg. Pa. Miss JANET ROHR- 
BACH '46 was maid of honor. Mr. Quick 
is Claims Adjuster lor Travelers Ins. 
Co. of Hartford, in the Harrisburg. Pa. 
area. The couple reside in Mechanics- 
burg R. D. 4. 

GEORGE ORREN '56 took as his bride, 
Gloria .M. November 28 in 
Shamokin. Pa. 


married on June 27 to Agnes Dale 
Swann. The wedding took place in 
Phila. Pa. 

MARGRETTA THOMAS .53 was wed to 
William C. Bailey of So. Williamsport, 
Pa., on August 17. Mr. Bailey is em- 
ployed at Montoursville Area Joint High 
School, and the couple will reside in 


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MAY 24. 1958 


None as yet secured. 

The Rev. John B. Kniseley. 47 Waldorf St.. NE. Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Miss Evelyn Strohecker. 2337 Derry Street. Harrisburg. Pa. 

None as yet secured. 

Dr. Harold Ditzler. 428 West Main Street. Lansdale. Pa. 

Mrs. Warren Lamb. 21 Kensington Terrace. Maplewood, N. J. 

Mr. Preston H. Smith. 917 Market Street. Williamsport. Pa. 

Mr. Harry Wilcox. R. D. 1. Selinsgrove. Pa. 

Mr. Robert Wohlsen, 145 Herman Blvd., Franklin Square. L.I.. N.Y. 

None as yet secured. 

Washington Alumni P. M. E. A, Conference 

Paul M. Haines. '31 is a member-at- 
large of the Exec. Comm. of the All Penn- 
sylvania College Alumni Association of 
Washington. D. C. He is also chairman 
of this year's Program Committee for the 
10th Annual Luncheon which will be held 
Feb. 1, at the Shoreham Hotel. In this 
capacity he will introduce all the College 
Presidents, other dignitaries and official 
representatives of the Washington Alumni 

There are approximately sixty-five Penn- 
sylvania Colleges and Universities affili- 
ated with this association. 

At the recent Pennsylvania Music Edu- 
cator's Association Conference, in Harris- 
burg. twenty-four S. U. Alumni got to- 
gether at the luncheon in the Penn Har- 
ris Hotel. As usual, many acquaintances 
were renewed and information exchanged 
about family and friends. 

Susquehanna had the largest delegation 
of students, with forty in attendance. 

Chief topic of conversation among the 
Susquehanna people was, of course, the 
neu Music Building. 

Bill Roberts '29. President of P.M.E.A. 
did a masterful job of organizing the con- 



anna'd i^entennial ..Arlu 

Saturday, May 24 








March, 1958 

No. 3 

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L^enienniai (^< 


At Susquehanna's Centennial Convocation, held March 25. President G. Morris Smith conferred honorary degrees upon tour distin- 
guished guests. Left to right above are: Dr. Orris H. Aurand. class of '21, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy; 
Dr. James R. Cameron, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. To the right of President Smith is Dr. Wilson M. Comp- 
ton, the Convocation speaker, who likewise received the honorary d2gree of Doctor of Laws, and at the extreme right is President J. 
Gerald Hagey of Waterloo College, Waterloo, Ontario, who also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. 



March, 1958 

Centennial Convocation Attracts Guests 
from many Colleges. Dr. Compton Refers to 
S. U.'s ''Distinquished and Honored Past." 


With one hundred and fifty representatives Ironi other Colleges and Universities 
cheering her on, Susquehanna University continued her Centennial celebration on Tues- 
day. March 25. when Dr. Wilson M. Compton, in the special Convocation address said. 
"with your distinguished and honored past, you now^ face a future of unprecedented op- 

Foliov^'ing a colorful academic procession which took the distinguished guests from 
Bogar Hall to Seibert Chapel. President G. Morris Smith presided at the Convocation 
and among other things, conferred upon Orris H. Aurand of the rlass of 1921. the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy. 

Dr. Aurand. now Superintendent ol Schools in Lancaster, Pa., has had a distinguished 
career as an educator. He has been a true and loyal friend ol Susquehanna and has 
never missed an opportunity to do something constructive for his alma mater. In Presi- 
dent Smith's citation he said, "you have been a devoted servant of public education in a 
day when the numbers in the profession of pedagogy need able and consecrated rein- 

Others receiving honorary degrees were. 

President J. Gerald Hagey of Waterloo 
College. Waterloo. Ontario. Dr. James R. 
Cameron. Professor of Oral Surgery. Tem- 
ple University and the Convocation speaker. 
Dr. Wilson M. Compton. 

Dr. Compton. as a distinguished scientist, 
business man and educator, brought great 
prestige to Susquehanna's Centennial Con- 
vocation program. A director and first 
president of the Council for Financial Aid 
to Education. Inc.. he was at one time 
President of the State College of Washing- 

Using as the subject of his address "On 
this Rock." Dr. Compton quoted an in- 
scription carved over one of the marble 
doorways of the Library of Congress. "He 
builds too low who builds beneath the 

"This admonition greets those who enter 
and follows those who leave this great 
storehouse of the world's knowledge." said 
the speaker. "As the honored institution 
our host here today, concludes a century 
of service to youth, to church and to coun- 
try, and begins the writing of a new chap- 
ter, it too may accept this challenge to keep 
on building, to build on the firm founda- 
tions of public service and to build toward 
the stars." 

Dr. Compton .said that American higher 
education is facing its greatest test and its 
greatest opportunity. "At no time in our 
national history," said he. "has there been 
a greater need or a greater opportunity 
for builders.— builders of structures, com- 
munities and industries,— Yes! But build- 
ers also of faith and hope, of industry and 
loyalty, of brotherhood and peace, of in- 
tegrity and morality: of men and women 
strong enough to carry their own burdens 

Club News 

and good enough to help carry the burdens 
of others who are not so strong. This is 
the mighty challenge to our higher educa- 
tion—and especially to our Christian col- 
leges—in a world in ferment in what the 
President of the United States has called 
an age of danger.' " 

In referring to the Christian College, the 
speaker said that around the world men 
still listen to the voice of Him who cen- 
turies ago said: "Love God, and love thy 
neighbor." "These are the most important 
facts of our time." said Dr. Compton. "the 
greatest promise and the greatest threat: 
the greatest challenge to education and the 
greatest opportunity to our higher institu- 
tions as they plan for the future. 

"The Christian colleges and the univer- 
sities built around our churches are not 
merely places to which thousands of young 
men and women may go for a few years 
of instruction and study. They are a part 
of the promise of American life. As edu- 
cational institutions and as 'seats of learn- 
ing' they are the chief stewards of the 
nation's religious culture. This steward- 
ship the colleges, of course, share with the 
churches. But the churches need the col- 
leges even more than the colleges need 
the churches, 

"The nation needs both, " continued Dr. 
Compton. "As individuals and as a peo- 
ple, we cherish our freedom. But there 
can be no freedom without law: nor law 
without morality nor morality without re- 
ligion: nor any of these without under- 
standing: nor understanding without edu- 

Dr. Compton. in his address, paid tribute 
to the Lutheran Church and her support of 
higher education. Doing twice as well as 


Plans have been made for the annual 
Spring Dinner meeting to be held at the 
Replogle Party House, April 22. Mr. Ray- 
mond P. Garman, Pres. of the Alumni 
Assc. will be guest speaker. Reservations 
should be sent to Mrs. Mary Garber, 600 
Oakmont PI.. Roaring Spring. Pa. on or 
before April IT. 


The Spring Dinner meeting is scheduled 
for Mar. 29 and will be held at the Pea- 
cock House. Plans have been made for a 
family-style chicken dinner, music for 
dancing and an evening of good fellow- 

A vote of thanks goes to Ruth McCorkill 
for trying to get a group of North New 
Jersey Alumni together for luncheon in 
E. Orange before the S.U.-Upsala game, 
Feb. 1. Although a fair crowd turned out 
to see the game, the luncheon did not meet 
with success. 


It has been decided to hold the Spring 
Meeting on the campus of S.U. April 26. 
After dinner in Horton Dining Hall, club 
members will sojourn to the Little Theatre 
where they will see the Susquehanna 
Players in "Richard III." 


The Spring meeting of the York-Hanover 
club has been tentatively set for April 17 
and will be held in the Lancaster area. 

most of the major Protestant denomi- 
nations, he said it gives other churches a 
target to shoot at. 

The noted educator referred to increased 
voluntary financial support of the colleges 
as "straws in the wind." "But education 
is everybody's business." he said, "and 
our colleges will not be any stronger than 
the support you and I give them." 

After discussing the importance of the 
Liberal Arts tradition in American educa- 
tion and stressing the significance of the 
independent college. Dr. Compton said that 
institutions such as Susquehanna University 
pointed the road to what Pythagoras, cen- 
turies ago. called "a better way of life." 

"This noted institution." said he, "serv- 
ant of a great Church and .steward of 
a great religious culture— is this year pass- 
ing a significant milestone. May those who 
guide its destinies in an age of promise 
and of danger, keep their feet on the 
ground and their eyes on the stars, remem- 
bering always that 'Except the Lord build 
the House they labor in vain who build 
it.' ■• 

Entered as second-class maUer September 26, 1931, at the'Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Pu blisned fou r times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., m months of September, December, March and June 

March, 1958 



Heiiman Hall to be Comerstone — Addition to Library 

Dedicated May 10 ' 

Susquehanna's new music building, Heii- 
man Hall, will be dedicated on May 10. 

The Music Department under Dr, Percy 
M. Linebaugh and a committee from the 
Women's Auxiliary have planned a pro- 
gram beginning at 10:30 a. m. and running 
through 9:00 p. m. when the annual Junior 
Prom will be held. 

High-lighting the day will be a panel and 
discussion by four prominent Music Educa- 
tors, with William 0. Roberts. '29, moder- 
ating the program. 

Because cf this special Centennial Pro 
gram, the traditional May Day Pageant 
w ill not be given lliis year. Other features ^^^ 

of the May Day program will be maintain- ^^^^^^^ 

ed with the crowning of the Centennial ^VH^^^^te 

Queen in the evening. ^^-J^^^^B 

An invitation is herewith extended to all ^^^^*" ^ 

music graduates as well as other alumni 

who would like to visit the campus on this ., 

day. The program follows: iijf -M^ J, 

10:30 a. m. Women's Auxiliary Rehear- 
sal Room, Heiiman Hall; 12:30 Luncheon g^x,^ VB^^^^bl^H. jT 
of the Women's Auxiliary: 1:30 p. m. Panel ""^ 
and Discussion by Music Educators, Wil- 
liam 0. Roberts, moderating: 1:30 p. m. 
In-gathering of Women's Auxiliary; 3:00 «>"* •*»- 
p. m. Dedication of Heiiman Hall; 3:30 
p. m. Out-door Band Concert followed by 
Coffee Hour; 9:00 p. m. Junior Prom. 

Baseball off to good Start . - — »•»» « 

Baseball got away to an early start this 
year when 24 turned out with Coach Dick 
Hummel x'40 who is in his third year as 
leader of the Crusaders ball club. President G. Morris Smith laid the Cornerstone for the addition to the Library on 

Prospects at the moment are unknown March 12. Included in picture above arc Library staff members, faculty representatives, 

and depend greatly on the pitching staff. and members of the Library Committee. The new Library will be complete for the 

Hummel, in his first two years, did a good opening of College in September. 

job with the team, and undoubtedly will 

get out of this year's squad every ounce of ^11 £ ,B.B.A 

skill hustle and CO operation . FlaSheS trOITl 1116 CdHipUS — 

The schedule is as follows: ., ^ ,. ^ .^, t, , kt 

President G. Morris Smith, Paul M. 
Apr. U-Albright College ..._ -_A ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ p^^l q^.^^ attended the an- 

Apr. 15— Temple University ._ A nugl meeting of the All Penna. College 

Apr. 19— Lycoming College A Alumni Assc. of Washington, D. C, on 

Apr. 22— Elizabethtown College A Feb. 1, in the Hotel Shoreham. Alumni 

Apr. 24-Gettysburg College H ^om 64 colleges attended. Paul Haines 

^ , ,„ , , was Chairman of the program and Dr. 

Apr. 2(^Drexel Tech A ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ invocation. 

Apr. 29— National Aggies H 

May 1— Dickinson College A 

„„,„,,. .^ ,, Dick Purnell recently signed a contract 

May 3 — Bucknell University H , , „ . , r ..u n -^u n, n/i * 

' to play professional football with the Mont- 
May 5-Juniata College H ^^^^ Alouettes. 

May 9 — Scranton University H 

May 13-Lebanon Valley College H Susquehanna and Bucknell Universities 

May 17— Wilkes College ...A made a joint announcement, on March 6, 

May 24— Wilkes College H that both colleges could take care of 15,000 

I Alumni Day— 3:30 P. M.) patients in the event of an enemy attack. 

Susquehanna recently received a grant 
from Johns-Manville Corporation. Although 
the grant is unrestricted it will be placed 
in the New Building Fund. 

Television sets have been installed at 
Seibert Hall, Hassinger Hall, and the Stu- 
dent Lounge, the gift of the class of 1957. 

All sets have a bronze plate with the in- 
scription "Class Memorial. Presented by 
the Class of 1957." 

Student reaction to campus television has 
been splendid. President of the class of 
1G57, Frank Romano, was on campus after 
the sets were installed, and he was sure all 
of his classmates would be happy in the 
knowledge that the students were getting 
so much enjoyment out of them. 



March, 1958 

Sputnik Ard American Education 

Alumni have recently been reading much about "the plight 
of the colleges," "weaknesses in our educational system," "gov- 
ernment subsidies to education." "future enrollment problems," 

The situation is not quite as bad as one would be led to 
think. We quote here some statements that have been more 
carefully prepared by responsible individuals, and which are 
more reassuring. 

President Eisenhower Writes to the Colleges 

In a per.sonal letter addressed to colleges of the United 
States, through the president of the Association of American 
Colleges, read at its Miami Convention. .Januarj- 7. President 
Eisenhower wrote: 

As our Nation faces serious pressures from beyond our 
shores, there are calls from many voices for a fresh appraisal 
of American thinking about higher education and the American 
approach to it. Of concern, also, are changes and developments 
in the world's estimate of what education should be and especi- 
ally its use by .some nations as a political and propaganda 

There are, I feel, three fundamental pur- 
poses of higher education that merit re- 
emphasis in any such appraisal. The first 
of these is: To inspire and so to motivate 
students that they will commit themselves 
to achiexing the ultimate within their 
capacity. The second is: To foster a 
sound understanding of the Western cul- 
ture of which they are a part, thus obtain- 
ing also a frame of reference for the study 
of other cultures. The third purpose is: 
To teach the manifold responsibilities of 
men and women who are citizens in a free 

The value of these purposes has been 
proved through generations of American 
higher education. Today, the need for their 
more perfect achievement is many times 
greater than ever before. 

Miami Convention 

At its Miami Convention held Jan. 5-7, 
the National Lutheran Educational Confer- 
ence adopted two special resolutions of in- 
terest to Alumni of Lutheran Colleges. 
President G. Morris Smith took part in the 
proceedings of this convention. 

1. Concern for Man's Relations Rather 
Than Man's Inventions 

Man in his continuing attempts to un- 
derstand the universe has crossed new 
frontiers. He has harnessed the power of 
the atom, penetrated outer space, and 
caused his own satellites to encircle the 
earth. To contemplate the of this 
power is frightening. We believe this 
power to be a gift of God to be used for 
the benefit of all people. 

Our concern is not so much with man's 
discoveries and invention as with people 
who flaunt God's law pertaining to man's 
relation to his neighbor and to his use of 
powers hurtful to man. 

Therefore, we pledge ourselves anew, 
and with the deepest urgency, to make full 
use of the opportunities open to the edu- 
cational institutions of the church and in 
keeping with the will of God. in making 
clear to all men that God is still God and 

that man cannot disobey God's law except 
to his own hurt. 

II. Grants to Students Rather Than Sub- 
sidies to Institutions 

1. It is to the best interests of all edu- 
cation that any program of Federal sup- 
port permit and encourage the full and 
free operation and development of the dual 
system of education, public and private, 
as it has developed in our country. 

2. The support of education by grants 
to individual students permits a broader 
support of American higher education than 
is the case when such support consists of 
subsidies to institutions. 

3. Since the need for trained leadership 
is diverse and is often most serious where 
least apparent, the greatest contribution to 
the national welfare will be financial assist- 
ance to students on a broad basis, giving 
priority to individual qualifications and per- 
.sonal need rather than to vocational objec- 
tives and interests. 

Yale University Conference 

At a conference on "America's Human 
Resources to Meet the Scientific Challenge" 
held at Yale University. Feb. 3-4. Dr. Lee 
DuBridge. President of the California In- 
stitute of Technology, sounded the key-note 
of the conference when he .said: 

"I. Mr. Citizen: Remember that the 
present educational crisis did not begin 
with Sputnik I, nor will it end when we 
have more and bigger satellites in their 
orbits than the Russians have. Our edu- 
cational crisis arises because we in Amer- 
ica—to maintain our political and economic 
system — must educate more people to 
higher levels than any .society ever before 
attempted in all history. Unfortunately, 
as we have struggled with the problems of 
numbers we have let our intellectual stand- 
ards slip — and it is now time to 'pull up 
our socks' and restore intellectual quality 
in our school system from top to bottom. 

"II. However, Mr. Citizen, we do not do 
this by copying the Russians. 'They have 

built an efficient system to serve the tech- 
nical needs of the state, i We have built a 
system well adapted to free the minds of 
170.000.000 people. And 170,000.000 free and 
well trained minds in a democratic society 
need not tear any challenge. All we need 
to do is make sure our educational system 
really aids and encourages its students to 
use their minds to full capacity. 

"HI. Finally. Mr. Citizen, you have too 
long gone under the misapprehension that 
you could get a good educational system 
for practically nothing. You thought that 
paying a few dollars school tax on your 
house, supporting your boy in a good fra- 
ternity at college, and sending in a $10 
check to your alumni fund each year was 
all you had to do. You thought that "the 
government' and Mr. Rockefeller would 
somehow do the rest. You were wrong. 
When the Ford Foundation made a mag- 
nificent gift of over a quarter of a billion 
dollars in endowment to the private col- 
leges of the country last year, the nation 
suddenly learned that what colleges 
needed was not a quarter of a billion, but 
over six billion dollars — or a quarter of a 
billion dollars every year. Nobody but you, 
Mr. Citizen, can pay that bill. And you 
can do it quite readily by just lifting your 
total contribution to education, througli 
taxes and gifts, from $2 out of every $100 
of total personal income to $3 — and keep- 
ing at that level, or higher, as the gross 
national product rises. So far. Mr. Citizen, 
your local and .state taxes and gifts have 
not been enough. So now Uncle Sam is 
about to come along and lift a few more 
dollars from your purse to help out. But 
if you'll run homo and vote quickly for a 
higher school tax— and .send twice as much 
to Alma Mater next year, you can keep 
Uncle Sam from getting into the educa- 
tional business any deeper. If you don't — 
then Uncle Sam will do the job for you be- Uncle Sam can't afTord for America 
not to have a first class educational sys- 
tem." J 

March, 1958 



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It is. of course, sheer coincidence in this 
our Centennial Year, that Jackey McKeever 
should receive such wide-spread acclaim 
for her success in her chosen field. 

Jackey, out of college a mere five years, 
now has her name in bright lights on 
Broadway. Perhaps such success comes 
only once every one hundred years. 

The play-bill for New York's very suc- 
cessful "0 Captain" reads "Starring Tony 
Randall and Abbe Lane, and Introducing 
Jacquelin McKeever." 

A Jose Ferrar production. "O Captain" 
is considered to be a smash hit and ac- 
cording to one Broadway report is com- 
pletely sold out for the balance of the sea- 

Coming to S.U. from Catassaqua. Pa.. 
I referred by Lewis Howells '37 1 Jackey 
worked diligently with her piano and voice 
and in 1952 received her B.S. degree in 
Music Education. After teaching for two 
years in Fairfield, N. J. she came to the 
attention of producers because of a small 
part she carried in summer stock at the 
Paper Mill Playhouse. Millburn, N. J. 
From there Jackey's ascent has been like 
that of the proverbial rocket. She sang 
the leads in the summer stock productions 
of "Oklahoma." "Finian's Rainbow" and 
"Wish You Were Here." She also ap- 
peared in a leading role in the "Buick 
Dynorama Road Show" covering 7.000 
miles across the United States. 

Jackey was on campus last Alumni Day 
and was introduced at the e\ening ban- 
quet. She has been very generous in men- 
tioning Susquehanna in all of her inter- 

Alumni, everywhere, take pride in 
Jackey's success and wish her many hap- 
py years in show business. 

Centennial Alumni Day to be Best yet. 
Prominent Alumnus to Receive Achievement 
Award. Ten Classes to hold Reunions. 

Alumni day. in this our Centennial Year, 
should be an outstanding event in the his- 
tory of the University. 

A strong committee, composed of Ray- 
mond P. Garman. Sr. Pres. Alumni Assc. 
Atty. Alvin W. Carpenter. Newton Kerstet- 
ter. Harold Benion. B. Mary Shipe, Clyde R. 
Spitzner. Janet Rohrbach. Fred Billman 
and representatives from the Alumni Office, 
has set in motion plans for an interesting 
day's program. 

The high-light of the day will be the 
presentation of the Outstanding Achieve- 
ment Award to a prominent alumnus se- 
lected by the Award Committee, whose 
members are Atty. Alvin W. Carpenter. 
Chairman, of Sunbury, Mr. W. Alfred 
Streamer of Philadelphia and Dr. Reed 
Speer of Pittsburgh. Following the presen- 
tation of the award for outstanding achieve- 
ment. Dr. John I. Woodruff will read his 
"Ode to Susquehanna." 

Reunion plans are well founded with the 
following classes celebrating anniversaries: 
1908, 1913, 1918, 1923, 1928, 1933, 1938, 1943, 
1948, 1953. 

Visiting alumni will be interested in see- 
ing the new music building and progress 
being made on the addition to the Library. 

At a later date the day's program will 
be sent to all alumni. 

Plan Now for 


Saturday, May 24 

Agathas Christie's "The Mousetrap." was presented very successfully by the Susque- 
hanna Players on February 27. 28 and March 1. Under the direction of Mr. James P. 
Peterson of the Department of English the play received wide acclaim. Shown above are 
Miss Suzanne Tharp of Selinsgrove and Robert White of Morrisville, Pa. 



March. 1958 

- Susquehannans on Parade - We Missed the Tossup ! 

ft\*) Lt. Col. Russell P. Knoebel, released 
^J Irom actnc duty on Oct. 31. 1957 
from the Air Force, is living at 756 Sun 
Lane. Novato. Calif. 

ft\p Dr. Christie Zimmerman ha.s re- 
^J turned to Andhra. India, as Man- 
ager of the Bible Training School for Wo- 
men, following a 15 months furlough in the 
U. S. Roger Blough was one of three win- 
ners of this year's Steven Honor Awards 
for ■notable achievement in their fields". 
as announced by Stevens Institute of Tech- 

Joi Dick Scharfe, former sales manager 
J I and \ice President of June Dairy 
Products, now heads his own company, the 
•Richard A. Scharfe Co." As a manufac- 
turers' representative, he represents prin- 
cipals from Switzerland. Norway. Den- 
mark. Holland and several in the U. S. 

y*\*\ Col. William R. Swarm recently re- 
JJ turned from an 18.000 mile, forty- 
four day tour of the Pacific Command area. 
Col. Swarm is Director of Civil Affairs and 
Military Government. Pearl Harbor, Ha- 

*0C ■^°^" ^" ^^S"'*"® ^3** presented with 
J 3 S300.0() casii award and certificate 
by Brig. Gen. F. T. 
Vorhees. for superior 
performance of his 
job in the Transpor- 
tation Services Divi- 
sion during 1956-57. 
Mr. Maguire. his wife 
and three daughters, 
live in Sagamihara. 
35 miles southwest of 

Erie I. Shobert, It has recently been made 
Manager of Research for the Stackpole Car- 
bon Co. They are in the process of setting 
up a new research facility, which should 
be one of the finest in the country in this 


Clyde R. Spitzner, School Board Di- 
rector of the Haverford Twp. Public 
Schools, is listed this year as a Moderator 
on the School Board Institute of Temple 
University. Robert Moser, in a recent is- 
sue of the New 'S'ork Sunday Times, re- 
ceived praise for his T.V. program "Leave 
it to Beaver." Working out of Hollywood, 
Moser, with his partner Joe Connelly, has 
had much success as a writer-producer for 
radio and T.V. 


Jim Wert gets credit for the 
clever drawing on page 8. Re- 
cuperating in Samuel G. Dixon Sanitarium. 
South Mountain. Pa., he has found time for 

one of his many talents. "Mrs. Jim" is 
becoming well-known to many alumni 
through her work in the .Alumni Office, 

f AQ William S. Clark, now Editor of 
40 Vour Church Magazine," has just 
published a book, titled. "Building the New 
Church." He is co-author of 'The Story 
of Susquehanna University 18.58-19.S8" 


Donald F. Wohlsen has been elected 

;in oHicer ol the Philadelphia Nation- 
al Bank. Dick Westervelt is a copywriter 
with Fulton-Morrissey Co., Chicago. Pa- 
tricia Hooti has had a research study re- 
ported in "Education Research." This 
study was titled "The Effectiveness of 
Closed-Circuit Television in the Teaching 
of the Principles of the .Mphabctical Short- 
luind System." 

Jr*-! Lew Drumm, Jr. has co-authored 
J I an article published in "Personnel 
and Guidance Journal." under the title of. 
"Human Engineering— A New Occupation." 
Lew. after completing work toward a Mas- 
ter's degree in Personnel Psychology, .spent 
two years as research psychologist for the 
Ordnance Corps. Since his discharge he 
has been working for the Gen. Chem. Div. 
of Allied Chem. and Dye Corp. Joan Se- 
christ Thompson is the co-author of a sci- 
entific article published recently in "Pho- 
tographic Science and Engineering." Title 
of the article is "Some A.spects for the 
.Mechanism of Development with a Substi- 
tuted p-Phenylenediamine; The Kinetics 
of Physical and Chemical De\elopment." 
Mrs. Thompson is employed in the Re- 
.search Lab. of Eastman Kodak Co. 


Paul Nestler, Lt. jg. left the U.S. 

last Nov. to take a group of scien- 
tists to Ellsworth Station, Antartica. Jo- 
anne Quick is in California where she plans 
to remain for an indefinite period with her 
brother. Her address is Travis Air Force 
Base. Apt. 4. Bldg. 414. Fairfield. Cal. 


Bob Gulick, now in service, con- 
tinues to combine his college inter- 
ests of music and ath- 
letics. He is Direc- 
tor of his Base Choir 
which was named 
"TOPS in TAC" and 
which has taken first 
place in Air Force 
competition. In base- 
ball. Bob led his team 
last year with a bat- 
ting average of .426. 
George Orren has joined the faculty of S.U. 
as part-time instructor in the Dep't. of Bus- 
iness Administration. 

Bob Gulick 

Susquehanna's Crusaders did their best, 
but you can't tight height! And that we 
need to compete with most of the other col- 
leges on the schedule. 

Basketball Coach John Barr says: "If 
you know of a boy. a good clean-cut boy, 
about 6' 8". around 235 lbs. with eyes like 
saucers and hands like hams, send him to 
Susquehanna!" Coach Barr is quick to add 
that he must also have brains. 

Starting the season with prospects that 
were not too bright. Barr. in his year 
with the Crusaders, whipped a green squad 
into a smooth working machine that came _ 
close to a .500 season. ■ 

Keith Tyler, one of Ed PfeifTer's boys 
from Weatherly. and last year's team-mate 
of the fabulous Frank Romano, showed 
surprising scoring strength in his .season's 
average of 23.1. At onetime he ranked 3rd 
in the nation 'small colleges i with an aver- 
age of 28.0. 

Tyler was selected to the All-Pennsyl- 
vania State Second Team, and received 
honorable mention in his Conference and as 
a Little Ail-American. 

Losing only one player through gradu- 
ation I Gerry Herbster* the Crusaders 
should have several good seasons ahead of 


March, 1958 



Just Married . . » 

Sister Ann Bell '55 to the Re\ . Edwin R. 
Eastman. May 4, 1957 in Linthicum 
Heights. Md. Ruth Osborn "54 was 

Muriel Behrens \r)9 to David Wise '57. Dec. 
26. 1957. David is with the Bio-chem- 
istry Dep't. at the Univ. of Penna. 

The Rev. James B. Diffenderfer '38 to Miss 
Ruth Nancy Bar\inski of Wilkes-Barre, 
Dec. 26. 1957. 

Helen Frerichs '58 to Lewis Post '57, Feb. 
8. in .Jamaica, L. I. Helen is working for 
Crum and Forster in Newark, while Lew 
is employed by the C.P.A. firm of Has- 
kins and Sills. 

Marjorie Mae Kostenbauder '56 to William 
Harrison Finley of Danvers. Mass.. Jan. 
18. Faye Kostenbauder '54 and Charlotte 
Meerbach '56 were attendants. 

Sister Gladys Moore '56 to Anton R. Thum- 
hart, Jr. Dec. 14. 1957, in Berwick, Pa. 
Sister Gladys is parish worker in the 
First Lutheran Church. Carlisle, while 
her husband is completing his studies at 
Gettysburg Seminary. 

John Franklin Shannon '54 to Miss Velma 
Jean Boyd. Feb. 14. They are making 
their home Lexington, Kentucky. 

Junior Co-eds 

Avots, a son. Waldemar. to Mr. '55 and 

Mrs. Ivars Avots. 
Bonawritz, a son. Daniel Gordan. to Mr. and 

Mrs. 'Margaret Gordan '55 1 Marvin Bon- 

awitz. Feb. 25. 1958. 
Church, a daughter. Barbara Elizabeth, to 

Mr. '54 and Mrs. (Helen Spaeth x'56i 

William Church. Jan. 22, 1958. 
Goetz, a son to Dr. '49 and Mrs. (Doris 

Wanbaugh '49) Robert L. Goetz. Feb. 12. 

Howling, a son, Kenneth George, to Mr. .50 

and Mrs. (Bernice Jockem '52 • Roger 

Howling. July 23. 1957. 
Owen, a son. David John, to Mr. and Mrs. 

(Dorothy Gardner '49 • James Owen. Jan. 

28. 1958. 
Powell, a daughter. Julia .Ann. to Mr. and 

Mrs. (Jean Derr '491 Clifford Powell. 

Oct. 22. 1957. 
Reilly, a daughter. Virginia Evelyn to Ml'. 

'49 and Mrs. (Marilyn Beers '511 James 

Reilly. Jan. 11. 1958. 
Riegel, a son. Stephen Ellswroth. to Dr. '47 

and .Mrs. George Riegel. Jan. 14. 1958. 
Robinson, a son. James Bretrand to Mr. 

and Mrs. (Ruth Smith '52 1 Jack Robin- 
son. Jan. 21. 19.58. 
Spangler, a son. Charles William, to Mr. '52 

and .Mrs. Jacob M. Spangler. Feb. 19, 

Stahl, a daughter. Deborah Ruth, to Mr. '54 

and Mrs. (Mary Ellen Krebs '55) Karl N. 

Stahl, Mav 3, 1957. 

Sports Day at Susquehanna 

\ surprise visitor to campus on March 1 was Mrs. Janice Christian Feltman who par- 
ticipated in a Sports Day program with her girls from the Bryn Mawr School of Nursing. 
Show above are Mrs. Feltman. Miss Besty McDowell. S.U. co-ed Phys. Ed. Director and 
captains of both teams. 

Thompson, a daughter. Ami Jane, to Mr. 
and Mrs. (Joan Sechrist '53) William 
Thompson, Jan. 31, 1958. 

Vandersluis, a daughter, Wendy Kay, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Vandersluis 'Ann 
Schumacher x'54) Jan. 9, 1958, 


Dr. George R. Ulrich '86. Susquehanna's 
oldest alumnus, died in the Abington 
Memorial Hospital. Jan. 22. At the time 
of his death he was ninety-six years old 
and was the only surviving member of 
his class. 

Dr. Lawrence V. Dodd '30. died suddenly 
in his home at Lawrence, L. L. on Feb. 
8. He is survived by his wife and two 

Mrs. Ethel Harter Hubler x'16, wife of 
Harry G. Hubler '12, passed away Jan. 
30. at her home in Pittsburgh. 

Paul W. Hettes '25. died at his home in 
Scranton. Pa. on Jan. 13. 

John M. Kennedy '29. died May 30, 1957, 
at his home in Nanticoke. Pa. 

Dr. Charles M. Nicholas '18. Pastor Emer- 
itus of English Church. Pottsville, died 
Jan. 17. 

Jay M. Riden '20. died in the Lewistown 
Hospital. Mar. 16. Surviving are his wife, 
the former Helen Fetterhoff '18 and two 

Miss Marion Ruth Zimmerman 'S'/. dieti in 
Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Mar. 4, 
after an illness of three months. 



March. 1958 

Help! Help! 

Attention all Susquehanna Alumni! We 
need your help! 

The Alumni Office is putting on its war 
paint and getting ready to dance around 
the ceremonial fire! Alumni day is al- 
most upon us and we have too many Un- 
knowns. Unclaimed, and evidently Uncar- 
ing Alumni. 

So HELP! We need you, all of you to 
dig down into your address books, desks, 
and cubby-holes to find and send us the 
addresses of any of the names listed here. 
Until we track down these persons you will 
find a list like this appearing in each issue 
of the "Quarterly." The address given is 
the last known address. 

Harry J. Ahlbrandt Oil. 61 HuUon St., Wilkt^ 
Barre. Pa. „, „ 

Martha Louise .Albert 'SI. 38 Glen Terrace, 
Siotin. N. Y. 

Joseph M. Almi-da '06, Mcrida. Yucatan Mexico 

John Ambicki '31. Hotel Sehroeder. Milwaukee. 

Mary Klinabeth Andei-son '23. 523 S. 55th St. 
I'hila. Pa. , . , 

Mrs. Ceorjre Anne x. K lOT-Lincoln Apts. Lan- 
caster and Overbrook. Phila. Pa- . 

Ethel E. Aunirst '31. 223 UriKKs St. HarrlsburK. 
Po. _ 

Earic B. Aurand '12. SelinsRiovc. Pa. 

Charles E. Baer x. 745 E. 11th Ave. Euitene. Ore. 

Paul N. Baker '31. Espy. Pa. 

^';"Th^d:™"Ro''dKe,-s Barrett '28. 63, Wilshire 

Blvd. Santa Monica. Calif. 
Louis H. Battcrsby '02. Phila. Pa. 
Frank J. Baviti ■2S. M W. Church St. Nantlcoke. 

Paul Russel Beaver. Aaro-sburg. Pa. 

Lloyd F. Bedford '31. Edgewood R'd. BiriKhamton. 
N. Y. 

H. Daniel Beigh. Jr. '50 

Harriet Mildred Bell, 99 Maiihatlan St. .XshUy. 

Herbert N. Bell '08. 125 N. 26th St. Mt. Penn. 
Reading. Pa. 

Earl L. Bernstine '50. Parkwood Manor Apt. 
P.narth at State R'd. Upper Darby. Pa. 

Catherine S. Bier '39. 23 Cedar St. Alexandria, 

Creston R. Billow '23. Fairview St. Mt Joy. Pa. 

Frederick William Biltz '13. Y.M.C.A. Reading. 

Reno E. Bingaman. Troxelville. Pa. 

The Rev. G. Robert Booth 'iU PleasaTit Valley. 
N. Y. 

Jennie Botdorf '19, 561 21st Ave. Altoona. Pa. 

Lucille Clarissa Boush. Beverly Place, Little Rock. 

George T. Bowen '29. 70 W. Union St. Wilkes 
Barre. Pa. 

Marjorie J. Bower '.18. Y.W.C.A. Columbus. Ohio 

Leroy N. Bowes. Esq. '12. 1234 N. 41st St. W. 
Phila. Pa. 

Mabel Sue Boyer "28. 592 S. Main St. Chambers- 
burg. Pa. 

Ira Bradford x45 

Hilda M. Brennaman. 209 Montgomery Ave. Hol- 
lidaysburc. Pa. 

Mrs. Helen Harris Br(H>ks '44, 

Harrison Brown '07. Pennn. Furnace. Pa. 

Jack A. Brown '51 3322 N. 13th St. Phila. 40. 

George S. Bullock '25. '2004 Packard Bldg. 15th & 
Ch.-stnul Sts Phila. P.i 

Mm. Kathirine Foehl Burrell '04. 1220 Perkiomen 
Ave. Reading. Pa. 

Mrs. Esther Printzenhof Burria x'lO. State Home. 
Muncy. Pa. 

The Rev. L. A. Bush x, 271 S. Hanover St. Car- 
lisle. Pa. 

Mary Ella Butler '12. Rcedsvillc. Pa. 

Che«ler A. Byers '42. 1519 Jackson Dr. Sacra- 
mento. Calif. 

.Albert S. Carlwright '30. 6320 Argyl St. Lawn- 
dale, Pa. 

Shu Yun Chan '52. 434 W 120th St. N. Y. 27. 
N. Y. 

Amelia M. Chick '30, Pottsville. Pa. 

Edward J. Chmura '40. 644 Orchard St. Peely, 

Max C. A Mildred Pntt. i~on Clark '26. 1652 Tay- 
lor Place. W^illiamspoi t. Pa. 

Francis A. Clifford '36. 6026 Walnut St. Kansa.« 
City 2. Mo. 

J. Donald Cochrane '09. 118 W. Henry St. Spar- 
tenberg. S. C. 

Edith Gertrude Cole. 1660 Penn St. Denver, Colo. 


POSTMASTER— Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 

No Matter .... Whence you Haiil, 
Come To S.U's, 1958 /Alumni D^y/ 

Saturday, May 24. 

Calvin H. Conrad. Jr. '40. 6601 Nebraska Ave. 

Tampa. Fla. 
Harrv F. Conrad '04. 136 N. I'"ront St. Cuyahoga 

Falls, Ohio 
Mrs. Muriel Phillips Conway. Jr. '49. 
Harry J. Crouse '19. 61 53rd. S. Main St. Akron. 

Olive Marie Daniel '19. Ashland. Pa. 
Carrie Alberta Cupper '19. Tyrone. Pa. 
Mrs. Marian Kimmel Darsie x. 197 High St. 

Berlin. Pa. 
Harriet P. Davies '29 
Elizabeth Dean '31, 6907 Springfield Ave. Phila. 

Leon Decker x'13. Veteran's Administration. Ly- 

ors. N. J. 
John F. Delay '30, R.D. 1, Mt. Top. Pa. 
Earl B. Dieffenbach x 
Mrs. Joan Diggin Krauss "54, 337 Smyscr St. 

York. Pa. 
Martha O. Dilling '29. 184 Lake Ave. Saratoga 

Springs. N. Y. 
Rita Dillon '33. Galeton. Pa. 
Jesse Guy Dixon '31. 44 Walnut St. Wilkes Barre. 

Robert P. Donncll '31. 1600 Sheridan S. Euclid. 

Robert & Margaret Williams Dornsife '49. 1420 

Chew St. Allentown. Pa. 
Vera Duboy '53. 320 E. 70th St.. N. Y. 21, N. Y, 
George W. Dumbauld '29, Indian Head, Pa. 

J. Robert Dunlap '52. 57 Wcstmiriister R'd. Bklyn 
IS. N. Y. 

Mrs Ruth E. Laks Dunn '48. 85 Dartmcuth Cen- 
ter. W. Newton. Pa. 

Florence M. Dnnwoody '06. Barnestown. Pa. 

Chester C. Dwinchi '22. Wilkes Barre. Pa. 

Arthur M. Easterbrook. 806 N. Broom St.. Wil- 
mington. Del. 

Merger F. Edlund. '26. Sugargrove. Pa. 

Clarinee B. Eichman. '28. 108 Chestnut St.. Man- 
chester. Conn. 

Mrs. Regina Merla Elbright. x'08. 7972 Provident 
Rd., Phila.. Pa. 

J. R. Ely. Elizabethville. Pa. 

David Ertley. x" . Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Va. 

Hinrv F. Feitusch. '28. Luzerne. Pa. 

Carl W. Feld. x'27. 229 Shawnee Rd.. Ardm<iic 

Mrs. Jeanne Fenner Helm. '42. 314 Long Bea. li 
Ave.. Freeport. L. I.. N. Y. 

Ml-s. Buela Brosius Fisher. '07. '08. 816 Loraine 
Ave.. Springfield. 111. 

Roy J. Folk. '13. Springs. Pa. 

Mrs. Catherire Fox Parks, x'47. 

Wilfred W. Fuge. x'28. 143 Hodge Ave.. Buffalo. 
N. Y. 

Staunton C. Funk, c/o Caribbean Architect. Eng. 
P. O. Box 604. Port of Spain Island. Trini- 
dad. B. W. I. 

Joseph J. Gaffney. x'26. 92 Second Avd.. West- 
niiiiit. Johnstown. Pa. 

LIBRA ^'.^ 


June. 1958 

No. 4 

This years Centennial Commencement Exercises, held out of doors in a beautiful setting between Gustavus ."Mdolphus and Bogar Hall, 
saw eighty-six seniors receive their degrees, and a well known alumnus Robert Newton Troutman of the class of '26 receive the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy. The Commencement address was delivered by the Right Honorable James F. 
Henninger of AUentown who said. "One of the most important steps in your life is your next step." S.U. alum- 
nus, the Rev. John G. Gensel of the Lutheran Church of the Advent. N.Y.C., delivered the Baccalaure- 
ate sermon on Friday evening. 



June. 1958 

Dignitaries at Centennial Commencement 




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L. to R. Dean Russell Gait. Robert N. Troutman, who received the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Pedagogy, the Rev. John F. Harkins. President of the Board of Directors. Dr. 
G. Morris Smith, the Hon. James F. Henninger, Commencement Speaker, and the Rev. 
Robert W. Koons, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

Centennial Year Coming to Close With 

Alumni Playing Important Part in All Events 

Susquehanna has come to the end of her centennial year. 

With Convocation in September setting the pace for a series of special events, the 
year has been a memorable one. And in every event members of the Alumni Associ- 
ation, proud as peacocks, played an important role. 

Successfully coming through one hundred difficult years is something of which any- 
one might be proud, and those who have read Clark and Wilson's recently published book 
"The Story of Su.squehanna University", have found in it the .story of many trying years 
as well as the story of many triumphs. 

After all, the product of an educational institution is its graduates, and the institution 
is successful just in proportion to the success of its graduates or alumni. 
One Centennial event after another "" 

brought a succession of successful alumni 
to the attention of the public. And that's 
the way it should have been, for there's no 
point in having a celebration unless there 
is someone to whom honor can be paid. 

And the alumni responded magnificently 
to special centennial projects that required 
more than $700,000. Alumni President Gar- 
man, on .'Mumni Day reported that the 
alumni had contributed $40,809.70 to the 
Centennial Fund, while several thousand 

dollars more had been contributed by 
alumni to the Fund through their churches. 
More than two hundred became members 
oi the Century Club, contributing $100 or 
more to the Fund. 

When the cheering dies down, what will 
Susquehanna have to show for all her cele- 
brating'.' There will be at least three 
things. She will have two new beautiful 
buildings, the University's Endowment 
Fund will have been increased to a million 

dollars and her .acuity will find a little 
e.xtra in their pay envelopes. 

But you like to have friends at your 
parties. And the Alumni welcomed many 
friends who became partners in the great 
celebration. The Central Pennsylvania 
Synod of the United Lutheran Church, 
proud of one of its institutions, gave gener- 
ously to the Centennial Fund and did a 
magnificent job in bringing clo.ser together 
the Church and the College. 

The Women's Au.\iliary had worked long- 
er in preparation for the big event than 
any other organization. For eleven years 
the members had worked tirelessly toward 
the raising of $48.01)0 for the new music 
building. Recognising this prodigious en- 
deavor. Pres. Garman at the banquet on 
.Mumni Day presented .Mrs. G. Morris 
■Smith with a token of a|)preciation from 
ihu alumni. Mrs. Smith had many helpers, 
but her skill in organizing the auxiliary 
members around this project is recognized 
by all. 

.And now Susquehanna University enters 
her second hundred years. What does the 
future hold for her'' The answer lies not 
only in a wise administration and a benev- 
olent church, but a great part of the 
answer must be found in those who have 
come through her class rooms— those alum- 
ni who will support her with their loyalties 
and their contributions, those alumni who 
will speak well of her in public places, and 
those who will stand with her when she is 
again in need. 

The Rev. John G Geii.i 1 io. Baccalaureate 
speaker, and President Smith, leave Pine 
Lawn to join academic procession to Trin- 
ity Church. 

II^kIL^kJ^*^*"'."*'"''^^^ matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24. 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

June, 1958 



Al. Pres. Carman 
Re-elected for 2nd 
Term. Plugs Fund 

Dear Alumni: 

II was a great honor to the officers of 
our Alumni Association to have been re- 
elected for the next term. We again prom- 
ise to discharge our duties and exercise our 
privileges to bring honor and esteem to 
the Alumni Association and especially to 
Dear Old Susquehanna University. 

We certainly had a great year of cele- 
bration on the campus, and all the college 
organizations deserve our highest praise 
for the programs during the Centennial 

Many of the Alumni who took \ital part 
in our program, were behind the scenes. 
The officers want to thank them again for 
their unselfish devotion. The record break- 
ing attendance of old "Grads" was a big 
factor in our success. 

We are mindful of the tremendous sac- 
rifices and foresight of the church and 
other friends who supported and encour- 
aged Susquehanna during the first one 
hundred years. We are sincerely thankful 
to them. 

Now it is left to us to go forward to 
greater heights. It can be done with the 
cooperation demonstrated in this Centen- 
nial Year. 

May I take this opportunity to congratu- 
late the class of 1958 and to invite you to 
participate in the Alumni programs. Go 
forth to success in life with the blessing 
and encouragement of the Alumni Associ- 
ation. We are proud of you. 

Now it is time to get back to our Alumni 
Loyalty Fund program. Much of our 
interest in the Centennial Year has been 
consumed in special events and as a re- 
sult the Loyalty Fund has suffered. 

Although many of the pledges to the 
Centennial Fund have been paid, some are 
now overdue. Please take note. 

A good basis for our contributions can 
be calculated from the fact that we paid 
approximately one-third of the true cost 
of our education while in college. Why 
not try to discharge your debt to your 
Abna Mater by paying the other two-thirds 
along with a fair rate of interest. 

It was a pleasure to serve you and a 
challenge to continue in such service. 

Raymond P. Garman. Sr.. President 
General Alumni Association 


Dr. George E. Fisher, beloved Professor 
Emeritus of Chemistry at Susquehanna 
University, entered into the fuller life on 
June 11, 1958. 

Born in Snyder County on January 17. 
1869, he graduated from Missionary Insti- 
tute in 1888. In 1891 he received the Ph.B. 
degree from Bucknell University, and in 
1905 the Ph.D. degree from Illinois Wesley- 
an. After teaching several years at Buck- 
nell, he came to Susquehanna in 1896 where 
he taught continuously until 1946, when he 
expressed his wish to retire as he rounded 
out a half century of service to his Alma 

As Professor of Chemistry he had brought 
the department of Natural Science to a 
high degree of eminence. A man of gen- 
uine scholarship, Dr. Fisher was interested 
in the all around development of the Uni- 
versity. He was one of the founders of the 
.Alumni Association, and was always inter- 
ested in the character of students as well 
as in tlieir scholarship. 

In commenting on Dr. Fisher's death, 
Alumni President Garman said, "The pass- 
ing of Dr. Fisher was a tremendous shock 
to all Alumni. Those of us who studied 
under him recall a fine Christian gentle- 
man, a scholar and one who gave more 
than his share of patience and energy in 
the interest of his students and Susquehan- 
na University. His guidance and enthusi- 
asm in Alumni affairs was of inestimable 

President G. Morris Smith, who spoke at 
the final obsequies, referred to Dr. Fisher 
as a man of high standards. "Wherever 
you found him, whether in the class-room. 


Mrs. Ida Maneval Sheldon '07 widow of Dr. 
E. Edwin Sheldon, former head of the 
Conservatory of Music, died May 11, in 
the Presser Home for Retired Musicians, 
Phila. Mrs. Sheldon joined the faculty 
immediately after her marriage to Dr. 
Sheldon in 1906. teaching harmony and 
music until 1910 when they joined the 
faculty of Lebanon Valley College. After 
ten years the Sheldons returned to Sus- 
quehanna, where they remained until the 
death of Dr. Sheldon in 1949. 

Jacob Grieff Ott x, died unexpectedly in 
the Sunbury Hosi)ital on May 22. He was 
one of Central Pennsylvania's prom- 
inent business men being the founder of 
J. G. Ott Packagings Co. of Selinsgrove. 
He is survived l>y his wife, a daughter, 
Helen Ott Soper '28 and four grandchil- 

The Rev. Dr. H. D. Hoover '99. died in the 
Gettysburg Hospital, May 11. He gradu- 
ated from Susquehanna and the Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1902 and taught in 
the Theological Department of the Uni- 
versity from 1907 until 1909. Later he 
served on the faculty of Gettysburg 
Theological Seminary from 1926 to 1952. 
Dr. Hoover maintained to the end a live- 
ly interest in Susquehanna. 

Chester A. Beam '33, died Dec. 28 in Flush- 
ing. Mich. Mr. Beam spent twenty-three 
years as a teacher and administrator in 
Cooper Township. Ill health forced him 
to retire in 1951 and in 1955 he suffered 
a severe stroke which paralyzed him 
completely until his death. 

Jay M. Riden '20 beloved teacher and var- 
sity football coach at Sunbury High 
School from 1927 through 1932, died Mar. 
16 in the Lewistown Hospital. While at 
Susquehanna he was an all-round ath- 
lete. He is survived by his wife, the 
former Helen Fetterolf, who is a native 
of Selinsgrove, two children, two sisters 
and one grandchild. 

Helen E. 'Yeingst '27, died May 23 in the 
Carlisle, Pa. Hospital. Miss Yeingst 
taught in the Marple-Newtown High 
School for twenty-five years. The new 
library at the Marple-Newtown Senior 
High School was named in her honor 
earlier this year. She is survived by her 

as a churchman, citizen, or neighbor he 
exemplified the desu'e for excellence and 
the warm friendliness of the Christian," 
said Dr. Smith. 

All five children of Dr. Fisher are grad- 
uates of Susquehanna. They are: Char- 
lotte Fisher Wilson '20, deceased; Harold 
Y. Fisher '20; Mrs. Gertrude F. Jones '29; 
Dr. Lawrence C. Fisher '31 and Dr. Roscoe 
L. Fisher '32. 



June, 1958 

— Susquehannans on Parade — 


Mrs. Jessie Pleasant Coxe, Lock 
Ha\en High School teacher served 
on Gov. Leader's special Committee of 
One Hundred Professional and Lay mem- 
bers to study Educational Needs for Penna. 



f*)*) Loth* 
^^ elect 


Harry I. Frymire retired at the end 
of this school year after forty-six 

years in the field of education in Selins- 

grove area schools. 

Luther A. Fisher of Shillington. was 
Lted a Director of the Loyal Pro- 
tective Life Ins. Co. of Boston. Mr. Fish- 
er's organization has led the company in 
production for eight consecutive years. 

Roger M. Blough received the hon- 
orary degree of Doctor of Laws 
from Trinity College. Hartford. Conn, at 
the .hine Commencement 

The Rev. Edward T. Bollinger was 

installed as Assoc. Pastor and Min- 
ister of Youth of the Parish of the Eternal 
Hills on the 25th anniversary of his ordi- 
nation. His daughter Ann is organist of 
the Eraser Valley Community Presbyter- 
ian Church, Colo. 



The Tl 


The Rev. Jerome V. Guss of Al- 

toona has been named a Director of 
The Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. 

Clyde R. Spiti- 

ner is now Di- 
rector of Radio Sales 
and Programs for 
WEIL, Phila. He as- 
sumed his new posi- 
tion Mar. 31. He has 
also been elected 
President of the Poor 
Richard Club, oldest 
and largest advertis- 
ing organization in the world. 

Stephen Owen was elected to the 
Hermosa Beach, Calif. School Board. 
He has been a teacher for twelve years at 
Gardena High School. 
> i 1 Leon E. Krouse is now Assistant 

'Jl Professor on the faculty of the Col- 
lege of Business Administration at Lehigh 
>i(" The Rev. Celo Leitzel was installed 

'f J this spring as Pastor of the Wolfe's 
Cross Roads Lutheran parish. He had been 
Pastor of the Muddy Creek parish, Lan- 
caster Co. 

Clyde R. Spltzner 


19.5s Football Schedule 

Oct. 4 Ursinus H 

Oct. 11 Swarthmore A 

Oct. 18 Dickinson H 

Oct. 25 Grove City A 

Nov. 8 Wagner A 

Nov. 15 Haverford H 


Albert P. Molinaro's appointment 
as Account Exec, with Lewis & Gil- 
man, Inc., Phila. ad- 
\ertising and public 
relations firm, was 
announced May 1 by 
the agency president. 
Marjorle L. Spogen 
received a first prize 
award in a state-wide 
Editorial and Feature 
Story contest on Em- 
ployment of the Phy- 
She is on the staff 

Albert P. Molinaro 

sically Handicapped 

of the Sunburv Dailv Item. 



The Rev. William J. Foster, Jr. is 

now minister of the Reynoldsville 
First Presbyterian Church. He and his 
wife the former Frances A. Savage '49. and 
their two children moved from Elysburg 
to the new parish in February. 
>CO Jackey McKeever has been given 
3^ the Outer Circle Critic's Award for 
the season's "best featured performance by 
a female." She is currently playing in 
Jose Ferrar's production of "Oh Captain." 

George B. Backer received his M.D. 

degree at Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege. Phila., in June. He will serve his in- 
ternship at Wilkes-Barre General Hospi- 
tal. Rodger Edwin Rohrbaugh was ordain- 
ed into the ministry of the United Lutheran 
Church this June. Kenneth H. Bothwell re- 
ceived his Ed.M from Rutgers University 
on June 4. Orville H. Lauver is now with 
Bendix .Aviation, in York, as a Contract 
Administrator in the Engineering Sales 

Charles W. Coates has accepted a 
call as Ass't. Pastor of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church in York. Frederick L. 
Shilling who also graduated from Gettys- 
burg this spring has accepted a call as 
Ass't. Pastor at St. Matthew's Church of 
York. He will assume his duties in the 
fall. John Edward Barrett III was ordain- 
ed to the Presbyterian Ministry June 22 
and was installed as Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Glassboro, Pa. 

^CC. ^^''y Jane Solomon is taking ad- 
jQ vanced work at the Opera Workshop 
at the University ol New Mexico. She re- 
cently had a leading role in the production 
of "Orpheus and ICurydice." Marjorie Kos- 
tenbauder Finley is working toward her 
MA. at the State University of New York 
Teacher's College at Fredonia. 
'CQ Walter P. Benham, Jr. accepted a 
Jo position with Esso Standard Oil Co. 
and began work in May. William R. Hand 
graduated from Recruit Training in May. 
While in training he was appointed Chief 
Petty Officer of his company. 


Record Crowd at 
Dedication of 
Heilman Hall 

S.U. Women's Auxiliary See 

Results Of Eleven Year EflFort 

Susquehanna has had many special days 
covering many events in this her Centen- 
nial Year. Of these the most gratifying 
perhaps was May 10. On this day Presi- 
dent G. Morris Smith turned over the keys 
of the finest music building in the East 
to Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh. Director of 
Susquehanna's School of Music. This sim- 
ple act was the culmination of years of 
work on the part of many people. It there- 
fore brought heart-warming satisfaction to 
a great many people who had shared in its 

With close to 1,500 attending various 
parts of the program during the day. Presi- 
dent Smith, before turning over the keys, 
said, "May this house be blessed in the ser- 
vice of God." 

Prior to the outdoor service of dedica- 
tion, a Symposium for Educators in Music 
was held in Susquehanna's Little Theatre. 
The topic under discussion was "Is Our 
Music Serving Society." Panelists for the 
Symposium were: Dr. Earl Beach, Univer- 
sity of Georgia; Dr. Frances Andrews, 
Penn State University: Margaret Keiser, 
Philadelphia: Robert Surplus. Shippens- 
burg State Teachers College. Mr. William 
O. Roberts, graduate of Susquehanna and 
now President of the Eastern Division of 
the Music Educators National Conference, 
was Moderator for the panel. 

During the afternoon the Women's .Aux- 
iliary of Susquehanna presented a check 
for $47,782.00 as a special gift to the new- 
music building, terminating an eleven year 
effort on their part. The money-raising 
was accomplished through Remembrance 
Book entries, with thousands of loving 
remembrances bound up in the Golden, 
the Blue and the Red books, to become a 
permanent display in Heilman Hall. 

Now that the Women's Auxiliary has 
completed its eleven year effort toward 
Heilman Hall, the members voted at their 
annual meeting on May 10, a new project 
to be centered in Student Living Quarters. 
They authorized the appointment of a com- 
mittee to work with the college in deter- 
mining and executing this project. 

On June 19, the Executive Committee 
of the .Auxiliary, after hearing the recom- 
mendations of this committee, voted to 
begin the new project with the redecorat- 
ing and refurnishing of the living room of 
llassinger Hall. 


June. 1958 



Scenes p'oni ^J^ellnian 
^J^all rjjcdlcation 

(II Fifteen hundred people were present 
on May 10 when Susquehanna dedi- 
cated its beautiful new music building. 
Heilman Hall. 

'21 President G. Morris Smith presents the 
keys of Heilman Hall to Dr. Percy M. 
Linebaugh. Director of Susquehanna's 
Music Program. 

(31 Symposium Panel. L. to R.: Mr. Wil- 
liam 0. Roberts. '29 i moderator i: Dr. 
Earl Beach, University of Georgia; 
Margaret Keiser. '26; Dr. Percy M. 
Linebaugh; Dr. Frances Andrews, Perm 
State University; and Robert Surplus, 

'41 Mrs. Charles A. Nicely. President of 
the Women's Auxiliary of S.U., pre- 
sents a check to President Smith com- 
pleting the .Auxiliary's eleven year 
effort toward the erection of Heilman 



June, 1958 

L^enteiinial ..y^lum, 

(1) Emeritus Group; (2) Emeritus Group; <3i Class of 1908; i4i Class of 1913; (5) Class of 1918; <6i Clas 

June, 1958 



l^eunion i^ic 


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Class of 1928; i8i Class of 1933; i9i Class of 1938; ilO> Class of 1943; HI) Class of 1948; 112 1 Class of 1953. 



June. 1958 

Club News 


The Altoona Club held its annual Spring 
dinner meeting, Apr. 22. Speaker for the 
evening was Alumni Pres. Raymond P. 
Garman. Sr. The officers elected for the 
following term were Dr. Luke Rhodes, 
Pres., Dr. Millard Fisher, V. Pres., Mrs. 
Melvin C. Garber. Sect., The Rev. Henry 
Hopkins, Treas. There were twenty-four 


Dr. Albert A. Zimmer of the Susquehan- 
na faculty was guest speaker at the Centre- 
Union dinner meeting held Apr. 23. Alum- 
ni Pres. Garman also spoke to the group. 
Election of officers was held and the same 
slate was re-elected for the coming year. 
They are: Ralph Beahm, Pres.. Paul 
Reamer. V. Pres.. Shirley Boyer. Sec't- 
Treas. Thirty-five were in attendance. 


The Harrisburg Club held its spring meet- 
ing Apr. 24 with Pres. Marsh Bogar pre- 
siding. Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh was guest 
and carried greetings from the campus. 
Several Susquehanna students provided en- 
tertainment. Officers elected were: Marsh 
Bogar, Pres., Lester Heilman, V. Pres., 
Mrs. Clayton Whitman. Sec't-Treas. 


.At the spring meeting of the Johnstown 
Club on Apr. 26. Percy Davis was elected 
Pres. Other officers are: Mrs. Max Gove- 
kar, V. Pres.. Mrs. George R. Walter, 
Sec't., Robert Gabrenya, Treas. The 
speaker for the evening was N. DeWitt 
Ray, Exec, of the Indiana Gazette whose 
wife, Jessie McCool Ray is an alumna of 
S. U. Fift ven were present. 

Members of the Lehigh Club met June 3 
for their annual dinner meeting. At the 
meeting the club voted a gift of $100.00 to 
be sent to Su.squehanna for the music li- 
brary of the new music building. The club 
is also sponsoring a bus trip to N.Y.C. to 
see Jackey McKeever in "Oh Captain" on 
Sat. Aug. 9. Officers elected were: Clar- 
ence Schaeffer, Pres., Wilfred Sheetz. V. 
Pres. in charge of Program, Mrs. Harold 
Kramer, V. Pres. in charge of Member- 
ship, Mrs. Quentin ZcU, Sec't., Gerald WU- 
son, Treas. 


The North Jersey Club held its spring 
meeting Mar. 29 with Pres. Herbert Hains 
presiding. Thirty-two members were pres- 
ent. It was voted to send $100.00 to the 

Roger M. Blough Receives S. U/s 

Outstanding Achievement Award 


The highlight of the Centennial .Alumni Day program was the presentation ol the 
Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award to Roger M. Blough '25. Admiring the citation 
are Alumni President Raymond P. Garman. Sr.. .Att'y Alvin W. Carpenter, and President 
G. Morris Smith. 

Susquehanna Centennial Appeal. Mr. and 
Mrs. Ray Hochstuhl. Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
P. Molinaro and Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Howling were appointed to act as a nomi- 
nating committee to present a slate of new 
officers at the 19.59 meeting to be held at 
the same place. Peacock House. Apr. 18. 


Dr. Arthur H. Wilson of Susquehanna was 
guest speaker for the spring dinner meet- 
ing held in Lanca.ster on Apr. 17. Approxi- 
mately fifty members attended. New of- 
ficers elected were: The Rev. Lester J. 
Karschner. Pres.. Mr. Walter Hertz, V. 
Pres.. Mrs. Richard Reiff. Sec't., Miss 
Patricia Heathcote, Treas, 


The alumnae of Alpha Delta Pi in the 
Phila. area, recently held an election of 
officers. They are as follows: Irene Oldt, 
Pres.. Shirley Young. V. Pres., Mrs. Betty 
Bean Wohlsen, Sec't.. Mrs. Margaret Gor- 
don Bonawitz. Treas. 


The Susquehann,! Valley Club held its 
annual dinner meeting on the campus Apr. 
26. Officers elected were: The Rev. W. R. 
Fitzgerald, Pres., Douglas A. Portzline. 
Sec't-Treas. Approximately forty members 
enjoyed the dinner and then sojourned to 

the Little Theatre where they previewed 
the Susquehanna Players Shakesperean 
production. "Richard III." This club also 
earned a big vote of thanks for the fine 
way they took o\er the registering and 
greeting of alumni on our big Centennial 
-Alumni Day. 

Picture Identification ^ 

1 1 1 Atty. Alvin W. Carpenter '24 pre- 
sents Alumni Outstanding Achievement 
Award to Roger M. Blough '25. 

<2i Blough. Pres. of U.S. Steel, makes Pre- 
sentation speech. Seated left to right: 
Pres. Smith. .Atty. Carpenter, the Rev. 
W. R. Fitzgerald, and .Alumni Pres. 
Raymond P. Garman. Sr. 

131 Dr. John I. Woodruff reads Centennial 
Ode to Su.squehanna from his recently 
published book 'Poems and .Address- 

141 Susquehanna Valley Club Members ex- 
tend welcome to visiting Alumni. 

151 Small groups were in evidence every- 
where on campus. 

151 By end of day .someone's feet are tired. 

171 Dr. S. Luther Reed '08 of Stillwater. 
Okla.. chats with Dr. John Houtz. He 
traveled greatest distance. 

(81 More friends get together. 

June, 1958 



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June, 1958 

^. Ul. is /-"^roticl of- . . , 


Bob Mosher '37, is one Su.squehanna 
Alumnus who has carved for himself an 
outstanding career in his chosen field. 

With national stories appearing about Bob 
and his work in radio, television and the 
movies, alumni frequently have asked the 
Alumni Office for further information on 
Bob's work and whereabouts. 

.\fter an urgent request from the Alumni 
OfKce, Bob in his busy life, wrote a most 
interesting letter which was thoroughly en- 
joyed by his friends on campus and which 
gives some fascinating glimpses into his ex- 
citing and absorbing profession. 

Evidently while at S. U. Bob had what he 
calls "vague yearnings" toward writing 
and advertising, "in addition to more spec- 
ific yearnings toward Miss Rose Runk, 
class of '36. 

"Putting things in the order of their im- 
portance," said Bob, "I first married Miss 
Runk and then accepted a position with 
the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency 
in N.Y.C., where they promptly put me to 
work writing radio commercials and con- 

In time, J. Walter Thompson sent Bob to 
Hollywood to write "jokes" for the Charlie 
McCarthy program and after a four year 
stint at this, he did shows headed by such 
personalities as Frank Morgan, Dinah 
Shore, Ray Milland, Johnny Mercer and 
Phil Harris. 

In 1947 Bob and his partner, Joe Con- 
nelly, began writing the Amos 'n' Andy 
show and have remained with the Kingfish 
and his pals ever since. A favorite of 
many alumni, the .\mos "n' Andy Music 
Hall is currently on radio five nights a week 
around the country over CBS, while their 
filmed TV shows still make the rounds. 

As a former English major at S. U. Bob 
is afraid some of the grammar and dialect 
he has put into the mouths of Amos n' 
Andy and the Kingfish would cause Dr. Wil- 
son to throw up his hands in righteous in- 
dignation. And he is certain that the his- 
torical discussions in which these charac- 
ters have indulged, i 'De Greeks, led by de 
philosopher, .Acidopiiolous. done crossed de 
Rubicorn on a elephant an' conquered de 
.Anglo-Saxophones" ». might very well tempt 
Dr. Russ to retire. 

And, of course, the Kingfish's description 
the structure of the atom, ("Dey is all 
made up of protons, morons, and Fig New- 
tons"', could easily make the Steele Sci- 
ence Building seem like a waste of money. 
However, be that as it may, the dialect 
and grammar that Bob uses for his char- 
acters have kept people laughing for many 
years and we hope it continues in the same 

In 19,55 Bob and his partner made their 
first inroads on the motion picture business 
by writing the original script for "The 
Private War of Major Benson," which 
starred Charlton Heston, and which earned 
for them an Academy Award nomination. 

At present they are producing and writ- 
ing the television series "Leave it to 
Beaver" for CBS. This project, closest to 
the hearts of the writers, portrays the ev- 
ery-day life of two young boys, ages twelve 
and seven, as the authors believe kids 
really are— not as they are most frequent- 
ly portrayed on radio and television. 
"Leave it to Beaver" was nominated for 
two "Emmy" Awards, this past season. 

This cannot begin to cover all the many 
and varied things Bob has done since 
leaving S. U. He. his wife Rose, and their 
two children, Patricia. 15, and Bobby, 13, 
are thoroughly enjoying life in Calif. 

"But," continues Bob in his letter to the 
Alumni Office, "I must say I have many 
fond memories of Susquehanna. S. U. was 
my home for four years, and every so 
often I turn from the activities of the 
members of the Mystic Knights of the Sea 
Lodge Hall back to 1937 and the activities 
of my studious brothers at what was then 
known as the Bond and Key Club." 

Bob's "fond memories" can in no way 
exceed our very best wishes for the con- 
tinued good health and fortune of the en- 
tire Mosher famliv. 


Make Plans Now 
To Be On Campus 

SAT., OCT. 18 

Just Married . . . 

Eugene P. Brouse .53 to Barbara A. Hall- 
dren, Mar. 31 in Sunbury. "Gene" is em- 
ployed by the .Atlantic Refining Co. and 
they will reside in Carlisle. 

Carolyn Franti x'57 to William Brunsch- 
wyler. May 31 in Waynesboro, Pa. They 
will reside in Phila. where Mr. Brunsch- 
wyler is employer by General Electric. 

Wallace E. Gordon '54 to Doris Franco- 
vitch, Apr. 18 at Clarks Green, Pa. 

John E. Kariss ',56 to Mary Dough- 
erty, May 24 in the Chapel at Fort Ben- 

Eugene Kolva x'56 to Nancy Patton, Apr. 
5 at Halifax, Pa. 

Clair Mitch '52 to Carolyn Ann Collins, Dec. 
29 at Monroe City, Mo. Clair is employ- 
ed by the Union Carbide Chemicals Co. 
of Chicago and they are residing at Park 
Forest. 111. 

Hope Spicer Mummey '46 to James Dunlap. 
Apr. 3 at Camp Hill, Pa. Mrs. Dunlap is 
on the faculty of Loyalsock Twp. Jr. High 
School and Mr. Dunlap is a bank exam- 
iner for the commonwealth. 

Richard Owens '55 to Marjorle Lamon x'56. 
May 31 in Espy, Pa. Dick is in training 
with Allied Stores, Pomeroy's, Wilkes- 
Barre and Margie is a secretary for the 
Magee Carpet Co.. Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Louis F. Santangelo '50 to Agnes Eleanor 
Lavieri, June 14 in Winsted, Conn. 

Rosaline May Bailey x'49 to T/Sgt. John H. 
Hartman in Spokane, Wash., May 29. 
T/Sgt. Hartman is stationed with the Air 
Force at Deep Creek A.F.B.. Wash, and 
Mrs. Hartman is employed with the 
Washington Power Co. 

Junior Co-eds 

Albert, a daughter. Deborah Lynn, to Wal- 
ter '55 and Claire Rosengarten x'56 Al- 
bert on Mar. 16. 

Cook, a son, Michael Lease, to Henry '56 
and Madaline Lease '53 Cook on Mar. 25. 

Hartley, a daughter, Kristin Anne, to Allan 
and Barbara Watkins '50 Hartley, Apr. 

Kimmel, a daughter. Ruth Dorothy, to 
George J. '38 and Dorothy Shutt '40 Kim- 
mel on Sept. 20. Two older brothers, 
John, 8, and Bill, 9, preceded Baby Girl 

Rowe, a .son. Chester Graybill, to Chester 
'52 and Mrs. Rowe on March 19. 

Schultz, a daughter. Chriss Alinda, to Wil- 
liam and Lois Dauberman '48 Schultz on 
.lune 1. 

Stacks, a daughter, Kimberly, to Dr. Jacob 
and Nancy Kreig x'.54 Stacks on Sept, 5. 
Baby Kimberly joined a sister Pamela in 
the family circle. 

Whitman, a son, Keith Allen, to Clayton and 
Catherine Byrod '44 Whitman on Apr. 3. 

June, 1958 

Dan Smith, Jr. Dies. 
S. U. Trustee 41 Years 

Mr. Dan Smith, Jr.. a member of the 
Board of Directors for forty-one years, 
passed away in Williamsport, Pa., on May 
26. 1958. He was a graduate of Lebanon 
Business College and attended Susquehan- 

Mr. Smith spent his early youth in Reeds- 
ville. Pa., but as a young man. moved his 
business to Williamsport where he estab- 
lished the Smith Printing Co., of which he 
was president and treasurer. 

Mr. Smith's two sons. Dr. J. Stanley '2!) 
and Preston H. '38 are both graduates of 
Susquehanna and a granddaughter is en- 
rolled for the fall term. 

A most helpful director during his long 
term of service. Mr. Smith's counsel, cheer- 
fully given, was based upon facts patiently 
studied. In recognition of his loyal and 
valued services, Susquehanna in 19.53 con- 
ferred upon him (he honorary degree of 
Doctor of Business Administration. 

"Susquehanna University," said Dr. G. 
Morris Smith, president, "has lost one of its 
stalwarts from the Board of Directors. A 
Christian layman, freely giving of his time, 
thought, and means. Dan Smith was espe- 
cially concerned that in striving for educa- 
tional excellence, Susquehanna remain firm 
and loyal to its moral and spiritual moor- 
ings as a Christian college." 



Flashes from the Campus 

Nine members of Lambda Chi Alpha 
were guests at a luncheon given by the 
Snyder Co. Republican Committee for Wil- 
liam S. Livengood, candidate for the Penna. 
nomination for governor. 

Dr. G. Morris Smith was guest of honor 
at a joint meeting of the Sunbury-Selins- 
grove Rotary Clubs. May 8. where a special 
program had been prepared to pay tribute 
to Susquehanna. Dr. Smith was presented 
with a citation for his many years of ser- 
vice to the University. 

Centennial Year Event 

tmSdisMm mcKtSJitr 


The Snyder County Historical Society in cooperation with Susquehanna University, on 
Memorial Day, dedicated a bronze plaque in memory of the eighty-lour Missionary Insti- 
tute Veterans of the Civil War. The plaque was placed on the .south end of Selinsgrove 
Hall and unveiled by Mrs. Minnie Ulrich Flickinger, daughter of one of the honored 
veterans. Seen with Mrs. Flickinger is Mr. WiUiam M. Schnure, x'99, who conceived the 
idea and who did months of research work on the project. 

A "first" for Susquehanna! The Senior 
class decided to really splurge on their 
Centennial Commencement Dance and as a 
result the students and faculty thoroughly 
enjoyed an evening of dancing to the music 
of Ray Eberle and his famed "Serenade in 
Blue" orchestra. 

Dr. Robert L. Amy, Mr. R. F. W. Meader 
and Mrs. Anna Humphrey terminated their 
services to Susquehanna as of the end of 
this current Academic year. 

Dr. Amy, Assoc. Prof, of Biology at Sus- 
quehanna since 1949 has accepted a similar 

position with Southwestern College of Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

Mr. Meader, Ass't. Prof, of English at 
Susquehanna for twelve years has accepted 
a teaching position with The Hun School of 

Mrs. Anna Humphrey, head dietitician at 
Susquehanna for thirty years, has retired 
and plans to live in the Altoona area. 

year's program, which was a birthday par- 
ty for the college, tlirough the eyes of two 
children, Stella and Stewart. 

"Let's Go," a widely published magazine 
for church schools, featured the story of 
the Women's Auxiliary's Annual Children's 
Day program. It told the story of this 

Miss Carolann Zust has the distinct honor 
of being Susquehanna's Centennial May 
Queen. She and her court were presented 
to the public at the Dedication of Heilman 
Hall and later presided at the Centennial 
Ball in the evening. Her court consisted of 
the following co-eds: Betty Ann Ormond, 
Lady in Waiting; Terrie Feliciano, Ann 
Ambromovage, Nancy Ridinger, Mary Lou 
Ernst, Lee Erholm, and Gail Woolbert. 



June, 1958 

Centennial Fund 
Coming to Close 

The Centennial Fund, to which many 
alumni have subscrit)ed, is coming to a 

The goal of $700,000 has been oversub- 
scribed in pledges, and there remains only 
the last reminder to those who have not yet 
responded, and to tliose who have not com- 
pleted their pledges. 

The addition to the Library is moving 
ahead at a rapid pace and during the sum- 
mer there will be the big job of adding a 
unit to the Central Heating plant. 

Additions To 
Century Club 

Listed below are alumni who have 
become members of the Century 
Club since the Sept. 1957 issue of the 
Quarterly. Century Club members 
are those who have pledged $100.00 
or more to the Centennial Fund. 

W. Donald Fisher '53 

William C. Dersham x'98 

Luther A. Fisher '22 

John \V. Matthews '41 

Evelyn Willismason Matthews '43 

Bruce A. Metzger '90 

Mary Steele '14 

Charles W. Miller '51 

and Janet Miller Taylor x'54 
Calvin J. Erdlev '20 

Many Respond to 
Woodruff Scholarship 

Friends of Dr. John I. Woodruff are 
happy to learn that a scholarship is being 
established in his name. 

Dr. Woodruff has given to the University 
five hundred volumes of his "Poems and 
Addresses", the total proceeds from the 
sale of which will get the fund started. 

More than two hundred and fifty volumes 
have been sold to date and the money, de- 
posited in the Snyder County Trust Co. 
of Selinsgrove, will be invested so that the 
interest may be used for the scholarship. 

Although the price or the book is two 
dollars, many have requested copies and 
have sent to the Alumni Office sums 
ranging up to one hundred dollars. 

Copies of "Poems and Addresses" by Dr. 
Woodruff will be mailed from the Alumni 
Office. Make out your check to the .John 
I. Woodruff Scholarship Fund. 


POSTMASTEIt — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove. Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 



Gordon Ihump-son. luuiliall .md b;.srhjll m,, i - I for his four years, received this 
vear's Men's Student Council Sportsmanship Award lor the player displaying the greatest 
degree of skill, sportsmanship and leadership in the "diamond" sport. Gordie received 
his degree in Bus. Adm. in June. Presenting the award is President of the Student 
Council. Stanley DeCamp 







September, 1958 


Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 1958 
Friday Eveninj-. October 17 

5:30 P. M. — Judging of House Decorations. 

7:00 P. M. — Coronation of Homecoming Queen in Seibert Hall. 

8:00 P. M.— Torch-light Parade, Pep-rally and Bon Fire. 

9:30 P. M.— Party for Alumni and Students in Student Lounge. 

Saturday, October 18 

9:00 A. M. — Frosh-Soph Competition. 

10:30 A. M. — Alumni Council Meeting — Little Theatre. 

12:00 Noon —Fraternity Alumni will be notified of Fraternity Luncheons. Snack 
Bar will be open to those wishing to lunch there. 

12:45 P. M. — Pre-Game Activities — Judging of Floats. 
1:30 P. M.— Kick-off. Crusaders vs. Dickinson. 

After-Game Coffee Hour in Seibert Social Rooms. 
9:00 P. M. — Homecoming Dance in Alumni Gym. 


Members of the Susquehanna Valley Alumni Club 
will be Hosts for the day. 

NOTE . . . 
Selinsgrove is operating on Eastern Standard Time 


Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh informally chats with new music students during 

Orientation Week 


Dear Alumni: 

We are fortunate to have an earlier date 
for Homecoming thi.s year. Saturday, Oc- 
tober 18. The fun and festivities will start 
Friday night. Bring the family and come 

The ofTicers and committees have been 
very busy this summer and have much to 
report. You will want to hear these re- 
ports and have a voice in the program 
planned for the Alumni Association. 

The Council meeting will be held in the 
Little Theater at 10:30 a. m. 


General Alumni Association 

OF 1958 

Sam Adams: Teaching. Selinsgrove Area 

Joint High School. 
Bob Artz: Teaching, Ridley Park. Pa. 

Senior High School. 
Bill Aspray: Married Carolann Zust in 

Aug. Teaching Music, Brick Twp. High 

School, Laurelton, N. J. 
Bob Bartels: Management Trainee with 

Sun Oil Co., Phila., Pa. 
Ron Bartholomew: Employed at Geisinger 

Memorial Hospital. Dan\ille, Pa. 
Chalmers Bartlow: Sales Analyst with 

Curtiss-Wright Research Division at Quc- 

hanna. Pa. 
Evaleen Benfer: Commercial teacher, 

Berlin, Pa. Brothersvalley Public School. 
Dave Bolti: Music teacher, Wooster, Ohio 

Alan Bortle: Internal Auditor, Hughes Air- 
craft Corp.. FuUerton. Calif. 
Dave Boyer: Prudential Insurance Co., 

.Management Trainee program. 
Nancy Bumbarger: Teacliing in the Som- 

serset. Pa. .Joint High School. 
Baird Collins: Instrumental Music Super- 
visor, Green Park Union School, Elliots- 
burg, Pa. 
Jeanette Cooley: Married June 21 to Earl 

1). Ilenrie. Employed with the C.P.A. 

firm of A. L. Piaker & Co., in New York. 
Gary Crum: Vocal and instrumental in- j 

structor, Bermudian Springs .Joint High i 

School. York Springs, Pa. ; 

Stan DeCamp: Graduate work at Lehigh | 

Lee Erholm: Married in .June to Robert, 

B. Smith. 
Mary Lou Ernst: Temple University i 

School of Medicine. I 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., m months of September, December, March and June. 

September, 1958 



Pete Faust: Seaboard and Western Air- 

Terry Feliciano: Teaching Deptford Twp., 
N. J. High School. 

Ron Feltman: Vitrei Laboratory, E. Or- 
ange, N. J. 

Ron Fleming: Teaching, Saegertown, Pa. 
High School. 

Carolyn Gillaspie: Interning in music 
therapy. Overbrook Hospital, Cedar 
Grove, N. J. 

Janet Gordon: Married Wayne Rutz July 
12. \'ocal teacher, So. Middleton, Pa. 
Twp. School District. 

Al Hazen: Gettysburg Seminary. 

Louis Heinze: Graduate work at Penn 
State U. 

Gerry Herbster: Military Service. 

Vern Hoover: Bell Telephone Co., two- 
year Management Trainee program. 

Fern Keefer: Laboratory Technician at 
the Harrisburg, Pa. Hospital. 

Doris Keener: Fidelity Mutual Life Ins. 
Co.. Phila., Pa. 

Jim Keiser: Navy, OCS. 

Bob KerchofF: Gettysburg Seminary. 

Dick KIsslak: Married to Nancy Strayer, 
July 26. Teaching, Pattonville, Mo. 

Gladys Lauver: Teaching in the Spring 
Grove, Pa. Joint High School. 

Bob Lewis: Working for Bogar Construc- 
tion Co. in Selinsgrove. 

Mark Lytle: 2nd Lt. U.S. Marine Corps. 

Mary Moore: Vocal music teacher in Up- 
per Adams Jointure. Biglerville, Pa. 

Fred Mursch: Music Supervisor in Lykens, 
Pa. Boro School District. 

Mary Louise Neal: Married Donald Cole- 
man, July 26. Is teaching in the South- 
ern Area Joint School District. Numidia, 

Betty Ann Ormond: Married Joseph J. 
Scully '57, July .5. Is teaching in the 
Deptford Twp. High School. N. J. 

Dick Overgaard: Dental School, Univer- 
sity of Buffalo. 

Alice Ann Patterson: Music teacher and 
choral director in the Mahwah, N. J. 
schools. Hopes to begin work on M.A. 
in Feb. at Columbia. 

Dick Purnell: Montreal Alouettes Profes- 
sional Football Club. 

Joan Richie: Caseworker with the Phila. 
Dept. of Public Assistance. 

Nancy Rtdinger: Laboratory Technician 
at the Harrisburg, Pa. Hospital. 

Bill Rohrbach: Industrial Accountant at 
the Beaver Springs Industries, Inc. 

Thelma Rosetti: Graduate work at the 
W. Va. University in Morgantown. W. Va. 

Wayne Rutz: Auditor in the Harrisburg 
National Bank and the Harrisburg Trust 
Co. Married Janet Gordon, July 12. 

Jim Seasholtz: With Dept. of Army Sup- 
plies — Specialist at Punxsutawney. Pa. 
Married Aug. 16. 

Spurgeon Shue: Working in accounting 
and taking special work at Gettysburg. 


Frederic C. Billman '36, Assoc. Professor of Music, instructs the members of 
Freshman Class in use of Listening Room. 

Dick Smith: Married and working for Jo- 
seph Bankroft & Sons, Textile Mill, Del. 

Dave Solomon: Graduate work in physics 
at Bucknell U. 

Mary Souden: Bryn Mawr School of So- 
cial Work. 

Don Trimmer: Teaching at Littlestown, 
Pa. High School. 

Harry Wagner: Instrumental music su- 
pervisor, Quincy, Pa. Merged School 
District and Quincy E.U.B. Orphanage 
and Home. 

Gail Weikel: Music interne, Overbrook 
Hospital, Cedar Grove, N. J. 

Jim White: Graduate work at the U. of 
Pitt., School of Education. Married Gail 
Woolbert, Aug. 23. 

Bob Willauer: Gettysburg Seminary, Mu- 
sic director at Yellowstone Nat'l Park 
this past summer. 

Gail Woolbert: Teaching, Dormont High 
School, Pittsburgh, Pa. Married Jim 
White, Aug. 23. 

Jim Wright: Temple University School of 

Ken Zimmerman: Gettysburg Seminary. 

Carolann Zust: Married Bill Aspray, Aug. 


Mrs. Rose May Wagner Allison, wife of 
the late Dr. Herbert A. Allison, former 
Dean of Susquehanna, died July 31 in 
Geisinger Hospital, Danville. Pa. She is 
survived by three children, all graduates 
of Susquehanna. Dorothy Allison Stone 
'19, Evelyn Allison Boeder '16, and Cdr. 
Samuel F. Allison, USN, '25. A brother. 
Dr. I. Hess Wagner, also graduated from 
S.U. with the class of 1898. 

Lester E. Gross, Beavertown, Pa. passed 
away Dec. 1. 

Mrs. Florence Wagenseller Marks '02, 
Ambler, Pa. died May 24 and was bur- 
ied in Selinsgrove. She is survived by 
her daughter, Mrs. Frances Marks Bas- 
enberg '35. 

Harry King Mengel x, died at his home 
in Selinsgrove, Aug. 27. He is survived 
by his wife, two sisters, his mother and 
two grandchildren. 

The Rev. Paul L. Yount, D.D. died early 
last Nov. He was the recipient of an 
honorary degree from Susquehanna in 
1925. Dr. Yount is survived by a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Anne Yount Kochenderfer x'42. 


George R. Ulrich 

John I. Woodruff 

Meade B. Wagenseller 

Chalmers E. Frontz 

William C. Dersham 
Frank A. Eyer 
Alice Gortner Fischer 
Bruce A. Metzgar 
Brian Teats 
I. Hess Wagner 

Jerry D. Bogar. Jr. 
Charles A. Goss 
Luther C. Hasslnger 
William M. Schnure 

Edwin M. Brungart 
W. Ralph Wagenseller 

Robert Z. Burns 

Charles I. Boyer 
Florence Wagenseller 
Marks ^ ..„^„^ ..^....„. 

David B. and Mrs. Moist HarrvV "k'norr 

Rine G. Winey 
R. L. Lubold 
Maria Geiselman 

John B. and Mary 

Graybill Kniseley 
Helen G. Fisher 


Dorothy Schoch Rearick 
Mary G. Steele 
Ammon W. Smith 
Harry W. Miller 


Sarah Dreese Dreisch 
J. Frank Faust 
Guy C. Lau\er 
Emma M. Masteller 
Mary Phillips 
Ralph Witmer 
Nathaniel A. Danowsky 
John F. Harkins 


Cloyd E. Bottiger 
David S. Kammerer 
Bess Fetterolf Keller 
A. Bahner Portzline 
Martin Dolbcer. Sr. 
J. Paul Harman 
Katherine Wagner 
Phoebe Herman 

Philip H. Pearson 

Ira Z. Fenstermacher 
Chalender H. Lesher 
Calvin P. Swank 


Bertha Hough Federlin 
John C. Harpster 

Marv Jacobs Russell 
Charles M. Teufel 


M. Kathryn Moser 
Milton A. Spotts 
George F 
John J. Houtz 


Marian Mover Potteiger 
Herbert S. Rausch 
Samuel M. Stouffer 
H. Clay Bergstresser 


Fred Crossland 
Helen Holshue Frazier 
Eva Herman 
Miriam Grossman 

Katherine Persing 
S. Irvin Roush 
Frank A. Staib 
Evelyn J. Strohecker 
Dunkleberger Willard D. Allbeck 
Oscar H. Byerly 
Harry J. Frymire 
Harvey D. Hoover 

^^u^^^^/m^"'^" ^lary Woodruff Martin 
John S. and Mrs. Hoover u^i/^ c^io,^ w„oo„^t 

Mervyn J. Ross 

Helen Salem Wescoat 

Merle A. Beam 
Charles E. Held 


Dorothy Margerum App 
Marlyn R. Fetterolf 
Beatrice Rettinger 
Thomas Atkinson 
John I. and Stella Risser 
Russell P. Knoebel 


William H. and Margaret 

Widlund Blough 
Alvin W. Carpenter 
J. Campbell Coons 
W. John Derr 
Mabel Kinzey Fetterolf 
Glenn E. Fisher 
Edith Littley Kronmeyer 
Alma v. McColkiugh 
Joseph C. and Mabel 

Mumma McLain 
Harner R. Middleswarth 
Emilv Van Dvke 
Rachel Brubakcr Whited 
I. Wil.son and Lottie 

Brosius Kepner 
Harold S. Duppstadt 
Miriam Huyett 

Mary K. Potteiger 


Norman R. Benner 
Dorothy Clarke Creager 
Ralph C. Gramley 
A. Ellsworth Grove, Jr. 
Frank R. Kerlin 
Anna Louise Latsha 
Verda P. Long 
Preston E. Parmer 
Clarence E. Phillips 
Lester M. Shaffer 
Adeline K. Strouse 
Neil W. Wormley 
Christie E. Zimmerman 
Marlin M. Enders 
Harlan D. Fague 
Naomi Ulrich Linebaugh 
Sara Brungart Stevens 
Roger M. Blough 


Lee E. Boyer 
Margaret Schmiermund 
Barbara E. DeRemer 

Ira S. Sassaman 
James B. Swope 


George M. and Mrs. 


Arthur G. Harris 
Ethel Smyser Kemble 
George B. Manhart 
Aberdeen Phillips 
Frances Bastian 



Isaac D. App 
Roy A. DeLong 
Idella Kretchman 
Claude G. Aikens 
Latimer S. Landes 


Thomas J. Herman 
Harry G. and Ethel 
Harter Hubler 
Harry R. Shipe 
Lillian E. Fisher 

Margaret Benner Burns 
C. Earl 
Sarah B. Manhart 

Christine Schoch Cassler Mabel Dagle Gramley 


Arch A. Aucker 
Dallas C. Baer 
Esther Cressman 
Calvin V. Erdly 
Paul G. Winey 
Ralph W. Woodruff 
Harold Y. Fisher 
Russell Auman 
Joseph L. Hackenberg 


Orris H. Aurand 
Mabel Steffen Broscious 
Virginia Parsons Busier 
Maurice R. Gortner 
Stewart M. Peters 
Robert B. Rearick 
Ruth LaRuc Thompson 
Mildred E. Winston 
Ernest F. Walker 


Luther A. Fisher 
Mary Beck Grant 
Bessie C. Long 
Alma L. Long 
C. Howard Rothfuss 
George W. Townsend 

Gertrude McKee Kaup 
Margaret E. Keiser 
Catherine Beachley 
William B. Ocker 
Au.stin C. Roche 
Lucy Herr Smith 
Parke R. Wagner 
Sara Hassinger Fague 
Ethel V. Taylor 
Orren W. Wagner 
Elugene T. Adams 


Jane E. Botsford 
Mary E. Bower.sox 
Ruth J. Brubaker 
Emily E. Craig 
Delsey Morris Gross 
Dewey S. Herrold 
D. Fern Ogline 
Martha Ertel 
Lee E. Triebels 
Clinton Wei.scnfluh 
Elsie Nace Enders 
M. Thelma Taylor 
Spurgcon T. Sliiue. Sr. 
Jacob L. Brake 


John M. Auten 
Newton L. Bartges 
Margaret H. Buyers 
Edwin 0. Constable 
Vesta S. Cook 
Harold E. Ditzlcr 
Elizabeth Stong 

Marshall H. Fausold 
Georgeine Fiekes Frost 
Eva Leiby Grace 
Mary Farrling Hallway 
liebi-r H. Hummel 
Jerome B. Kauffman 
Grace Williams Keller 
Elizabeth Hauser Kin.sel 
Dorothv W. Pritchard 
Ray G. Sheeler 
Laentena McCahan 

Carl G. Smith 
Helen Ott Soper 
Mary Wentzel 


Essex Botsford Wagner 
Russell E. Yoas 
Andrew E. Rushin 
Charles M. Shaffer 
Laura L. Gemberling 
Paul B. Lucas 


Anna L. AUewelt 
Paul H. Aumiller 
Adam P. Bingaman 
Carol O. Bird 
Helen B. Brown 
Henry R. Carichner 
Gertrude Fisher Jones 
Blanche Stauffer Keeny 
Ruth Dively Kauffman 
Harry J. Lupfer 
Mildred Potteiger 
Ethel Weikert Reuning 
William 0. Roberts 
George A. and Gertrude 

Arbogast Spaid 
Virginia Ulsh Troutman 
Clarence F. Updegrove 
Charles E. Fisher 
Katherine P. Reed 
Russell T. Shilling 
Nancy Lecrone Fay 
Charles A. B. and Mary 
Shaffer Heinze 


Paul M. Bishop 
Edward T. Bollinger 
Dorothy Strine Bowers 
Edna Tressler Conrad 
John E. and Frances 

Thomas Davis 
Dorothy Heiser Fisher 
Miller R. Gerhardt 
Sherman E. Good 
Mary E. Greninger 
Lewis C. Herrold 
Mary Eastep Hill 
Oren S. Kaltreider 
Florence Lauver 
Ruth Goff Nicodemus 
Luke H. Rhoads 
George S. Spangler 
Mildred Arbegast Speer 
Clair J. Switzer 
Raymond P. Garman. Sr. 
J. Richard Mattern 
Myer R. Musser 
Simon B. Rhoads 
Kathryn Morning 

James M. Scharf 


II. Vernon Blough 
Frank C. Gill 

John F. and Dorothy 
Williamson Adams 
Claude G. Aikens 
Miriam Huyett 
Thomas Atkinson 
Arch A. and Katherine 
Heldt Aucker 
Russell F. Auman 
Orris H. Aurand 
Robert M. Bastress 
Merle A. Beam 
Jean B. Beamenderfer 
Harold H. and Katherine 
Dietterle Benion 
Norman R. Benner 
H. Clay Bergstresser 
Frederic C. Billman 
Paul M. Bishop 
Robert L. Block 
Roger M. Blough 
William H. and Margaret 
Widlund Blough 
Guy M. Bogar 
Jerry D. Bogar, Jr. 
Card Rcidler Bottiger 
Charles I. Boyer 
Jacob L. Brake 
Mabel StefTen Broscious 
Samuel B. Brosious 
Frederick 0. Brubaker 
Henry A. Carichner 
Alvin W. Carpenter 
Elizabeth Burnham 


Robert R. Clark 
Edwin 0. Constable 
J. Campbell Coons 
Thelma E. Crebs 
Esther Cressman 
Nathaniel A. Danowsky 
Mary Heim Davey 
John E. and Mrs. Davis 
Barbara E. DeRemer 
William C. Dersham 
James B. Diffenderfer 
Harold E. Ditzler 
Mary Ann Dixon 
Martin L. Dolbeer, Sr. 
Marlin and Elsie Nace 

Calvin V. Erdly 
David R. Evans 
Frank A. Eyer 
Harlan D. and Sara 

Hassinger Fague 
J. Frank Faust 
Mabel Kinzey Fetterolf 
Marlyn R. Fetterolf 


Alice Gortner Fischer 
Dorothy Heiser Fishei 
Glenn E. Fisher 
Harold Y. Fisher 
Helen G. Fisher 
Lawrence C. Fisher 
Lillian E. Fisher 
Luther A. Fisher 
W. Donald Fisher 
Donald L. Ford 
Paul W. Freed 
Chalmers E. Fronti 
Maria Geiselman 
V. Carl Gacono 
Raymond P. Garman.i 
Grace A. Geiselman 
Laird S. Gemberling 
Laura L. Gemberlinc 
John G. and Mrs. Gerse 
Maurice R. Gortner 
Reed and Grace Dn* 

A. Ellsworth Grove, Ji 
Mary Scott Gumpher 
Joseph L. Hackenberc 
George and Janet 
Earhart Harkins 
John F. Harkins 
Katherine Wagner 
J. Paul Harman 
Charles E. Held 
Lewis C. Herrold 
Warren C. Herrold 
Albert and Martha 
Bolig Hess 
Raymond G. and Oorott 
Dellecker Hochsluhl 
John W. Hoffman 
Herbert G. and Mrs. 

Mary Farrling Holhnii 
Mary Krumbholi How 
Merle V. Hoover 
Helen Culp Hort 
John J. Houtz 
Roger C. and Bemin 
Jochem Howling 
D. Edgar and Aberdw 
Phillips Hutchinson 
Lawrence and Lo«i» 
Kresge Isaacs 
Lester J. Karschinr 
Ruth Newell Kehler 
Walter H. Kehler 
Henry J. Keil, Jr. 
I. Wilson Kepner 
Lottie Brosius Ktpur 

Paul M. Haines 
William S. and Mrs. 
Edward B. Herr 
Ronald E. Kehler 
Mary E. Lau\'er 
Bryce E. Nicodemus 
Helen E. O'Connell 
Ruth Maurey Quinter 
Sara Haines Zimmerman 
Lois Brungart Dendigo 
Lawrence C. Fisher 
Paul W. Freed 
Helen Culp Hort 
Ira C. Sassaman 


Mildred II. Bolich 
Samuel B. Brosious 
Smith. I. Coldren 
Thelma E. Crebs 

Herman U. 

Lewis R. Fox 
Cornelius S. and M«- 


Martha A. Jones 
Marie Miller MoslaUK 
Michael L. Rachuiiis 
Reed Speer 
Elizabeth Wardrop 

Herbert G. and Mls- 


.lohn K. Kindsvalt' 
Andrew \'. and Mr- 

Kozak ,,-aI 

Arline KanyuckUW 


Selon F. Dockey 
.1. Paul and .'Xnna JW" 



John F. Kindsvatter 
Elizabeth Hauser Kinsel 
Ray W. Kline 
Mary Beth Richard 

Karl E. and Margaret 
Ounkle Kniseley 
John B. and Mary 
Graybill Kniseley 
Russell P. Knoebel 
Harry V. Knorr 
Eugene F. Kolva 
Louise Mehring Koonti 
Charles L. and Eleanor 
Steele Lady 
Latimer S. Landes 
Elizabeth Miller Leach 
John R. Leach 
Chalender H. Lesher 
Ellen Brand Lewis 
Maomi Ulrich Linebaugh 
Jessie and Alma Long 
Mma V. McCollough 
5eorge B. Manhart 
iarah B. Manhart 
Evelyn Williamson 
John W. Matthews 
(enneth M. Merz 
iruce A. Metzgar 
Harner R. and Catherine 
Beachley Middleswarth 
iarry W. and Mrs. 

)avid B. and Mrs. Moist 
Iharles A. Morris 
V Kathryn Moser 
'auline Crow Mount 
ilenn L. Musser 
Ayer R. Musser 
alvin J. Naugle 
iryce E. and Ruth GofF 
rene K. Oldt 
'aimer Otto 
'reston E. Parmer 
'hilip H. Pearson 
tewart M. Peters 
i. Bahner Portzline 
atherine P. Reed 
uke H. and Virginia 
Andrews Rhoads 
'illiam 0. Roberts 
anet Rohrbach 

dward S. and Blanche 
=orney Rogers, Jr. 
laria S. Ronngren 
harles H. Rohmann 

C. Howard Rothfuss 
S. Irvin Roush 
Mary Jacobs Russell 
H. Blanche Savidge 
Diane H. Schiike 
William M. Schnure 
Raymond P. and Jean 
Wheat Schramm 
Rebecca J. Shade 
Charles M. Shaffer 
Lester M. Shaffer 
Nevin C. T. and Mrs. 

Raymond E. Shaheen 
Jack P. Shipe 
Erie I. Shobert, II 
Spurgeon T. Shue 
Lucy Herr Smith 
Howard H. Solomon 
Helen Ott Soper 
George S. Spangler 
Jacob M. Spangler 
Reed and Mildred 
Arbegast Speer 
Clyde R. Spitzner 
Helen Wentzel Spitzner 
Alfarata A. Stamets 
J. Donald Steele 
Mary G. Steele 
Sara Brungart Stevens 
Eleanor Benner Stuck 
Margaret Dolores 
Calvin P. Swank 
James Bannerman 

Charles W. and Janet 
Miller Taylor 
Philip R. Templin 
Ruth LaRue Thompson 
Martin S. Tozer 
David G. Volk 
W. Ralph Wagenseller 
Orren W. Wagner 
Parke and Essex 
Botsford Wagner 
Ernest F. Walker 
Helen Salem Wescoat 
Rine G. Winey 
Eleanor Saveri Wise 
Ralph Witmer 
Robert F. and Elise 
Thompson Wohlsen 
John I. Woodruff and 
Mary Woodruff Martin 
Ralph Woodruff 
William P. Yancho 
Kathryn Morning Zeigler 

sird S. Gemberling 
Donald Steele 
Tielia Krapf Williams 
■uce and Marian 
^alborn Worthington 
ora Ellmore Shilling 

■atrice Shively 

arlin C. and Mrs. 

Jwin M. Clapper 
i'th Frankenfield 

Esther Ditchfield 
!'son J. King 
abella Horn Klick 
luluie Crow Mount 
'"'in J. Naugle 
rgmia Andrews 

H. Blanche Savidge 
James C. Suter 
Sara Ulrich Tollinger 
D. Edgar and Aberdeen 
Phillips Hutchinson 
Eleanor Brown Miller 

Frances Marks 

Robert R. Clark 
Jessie Pleasant Cox 
Ruth Newell Kehler 
Louise Mehring Koontz 
Hilda Mickey 
Erie I. Shobert. H 
Alfarata A. Stamets 

David R. Evans. Jr. 
Charles L. Fasold 
Katherine Weber 


Grace Drew Grenineer 
Albert Hess 
Ralph I. Shockey 
Marcella Chaya 

Dorothy Turner 
Walter Wasilewski 
H. Vernon Ferster 
James A. Grossman 
George and Janet 

Earhart Harkins 
Mary Landon Russell 
Francis C. Miller 
LaRue C. Shemp 
Frederic C. Billman 

Donald A. Gaver 
Mary Scott Gumpher 
Walter H. Kehler 
Mary Beth Knight 
Elsie Myers 

Frances Smith Novinger 
B. Henry Shafer 
Clyde R. and Helen 
Wentzel Spitzner 
Lester J. Karschner 
Raymond E. Shaheen 


Eleanor B. Brown 
Ethel Ramer Coulter 
Reed A. Greninger 
Martha Bolig Hess 
Caroline Grubb 

Elizabeth Fry Vogel 
Mary Heim Davey 
James B Diffenderfer 
Ray W. Kline 
Karl E. Kniseley 


Robert M. Bastress 
Marjorie Curtis Hanson 
W. Frank Laudenslayer 
Eleanor Croft Leam 
Paul D. Ochenrider 
Mathilda Neudoerfler 

R. Harold Saunders 
Jane Schnure 
Louise E. West 
Harold H. Benion 
Eleanor Saveri Wise 
Lulu M. Lawson 
Jean B. Beamenderfer 
Henry J. Keil 

Donald L. Ford 
Warren C. Herrold 
Merle V. Hoover 
Elaine Miller Hunt 
John W. Matthews 
Douglas A. Portzline 
Hilda M. Ritter 
Willard H. Schadel 
Kenneth E. Wilt 


John F. Adams 
Mildred E. Bittncr 
Sanlord P. Blounh 
Frederick 0. Brubaker 
Janet Shockey p:instein 
Philip L. Hilbish 
June Hendricks Hoke 
Mary Krumbholz Hoover 
Paul A. Lantz 
Ellen Brand Lewis 
Delphine Hoover Rcitz 
B. Mary Shipe 
John D. Ickes 
Edward S. and Blanche 
Fornev Rogers 
Ralph E. Wolfgang 
Philip R. Templin 
Melvin E. Hoas 


Dorothy Williamson 

Dorothy Dellecker 

Evelyn Williamson 


Ruth Eleanor McCorkill 
Mary Co.x Moore 
Lawrence M. Isaacs 


Katherine Heldt Aucker 
Janet Hoke Reiff 
Jean H. Renter 
Helen Hocker Schueler 
Raymond R. Schramm 

Carolyn Graybill 

Carl L. Herman 
Gloria Reichley Krug 
Richard W. Lindemann 
Aria Bilger Marks 
Allan B. Packman 
Charles L. and Eleanor 

Steele Lady 
Robert F. Wohlsen 
William P. Vancho 
Frank A. Zoidler 
Harold R, Kramer 


Jean Blccher Bowdoin 
Grace E. Billow 
Theron W. Conrad 
Jaunita Keller Hartle 
Grace Lau Hawk 
Mary Getsinger Homan 
Mary .lane Jessen 
Helen Smith Sanders 
Nevin C. T. and Mrs. 


Lawrence M. Smith 
Ralph H. Tietbohl. Jr. 
Richard L. Wilson 
Muriel Phillips Conway 
Lee and Edith Wegner 


Harry R. Johnston 
Kenneth M. Merz 
Charles A. Morris 
Palmer W. Otto 
Allan B. Packman 
Columbus H. and Ella 

Fetherolf Raup 
Evan P. Zlock 
James B. Reilly 
Gertrude Roberts 
Charles H. Rohmann 



William A. Hays 
John J. Koscis 
Corinne Kahn Kramer 
Jean Geiger Nyman 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 


Elizabeth J. Barnhart 
Andrew A. Clark, Jr. 
David Coren 
J. Leon Haines 
John W. Hoffman 
Clair A. Kaltreider 
Florence Rothermel 

John A. Leam 
Joseph Mehalow 
William E. Nye 
Paul M. Orso 
Hilda Friederick Schadel 
John G. and Mrs. Gensel 
Jack P. Shipe 
Virginia Mann Wolren 

Katherine Dietterle 

Margaret Dunkle 

H. Faith McNitt 
Glenn L. Musser 
Paul C, Shatto. Jr. 
Dorothy E. Ariz 
Florence Reitz 



James R. and Mrs. 


Jean Strausser Green 
C. Glenn Schueler 
Dorothy Sternat Thomas 
Jean Wheat Schramm 
Janet Rohrbach 



Virginia Hallock 

Naomi Day Wood 
Edith Kemp Fisher 
Raymond G. Hochstuhl 
Jean L. Huver 
Roswell J. and Gayle 

Clark Johns 
Hilda Markey Kocsis 
Jacqueline Braveman 


Richard D. Moglia 
Alan Parcells 
George E. Riegel 
Ruth Williams Zeidler 
Elise Thompson Wohlsen 
Howard H. Solomon 
Robert E. Winter 
Elizabeth Miller Leach 
John R. Leach 


Alvin Glanzberg 

Robert L. Block 
Shirley Nicklin 

Donald R. Davis 
Barbara Watkins 


Patricia M. Houtz 
Rosemary Kallir Levi 
Jo Ann Hort Moyer 
Janet Wolf Statler 
Barbara Wheat 
John J. Witowski 
Paul R. and Mrs.Haffly 
Roger C. Howling 
Donald E. Wissinger 
Anna May Oyster 


Nelda Shafer Davis 
Jean Hill Delsite 
Marianne Fague 
Majorie Alexander 


Robert A. Pittello 
Marilyn Beers Reilly 
Jane Bollinger 

Merrill W. Shafer 
Charles W. and Mrs. 

Taylor. Jr. 
Susan Foltz Tietbohl 
Flora Barnhart 

William R. Smeltz 

C. Dale Gateman 
James Hazlett 
Cynddylan M. Jones 
Faye Ruth Lewis 
Lynne L. Lightfoot 
Ethel M. McGrath 
Clair S. Mitch 

John H. Momrow. Jr. 
Lois Benfcr 
Ruth Smith Robinson 
David G. Volk 
G. Allan Vollmers 
Patricia A. Heathcote 
Bcrnice Jochem 
Jacob Miller Spangler 


Helen Spaeth Church 
Madline Lease Cook 
W. Donald Fisher 
Charles and Caroline 

Rutherford Mason 
Robert A. Mesler 
Kenneth E. Orris 
Elizabeth Burnham 


Mary Ann Dixon 
V. Carl Gacono 
Joseph H. HeiTner 
Beatrice Morrow 


Arthur W. 
Edward P. Kopf 
Carol Keidler Bottiger 


Henry R. Albright, Jr. 
Ned M. Arbogast 
Carolvn Lucas Beyer 
William C. Church 
Joyce Gilbert 
Wallace E. Gordon 
Janet Louise Laue 
Gravdon I. Lose 
Irene K. Oldt 
Ruth E. Osborn 
Frank D. Richards 
Betty Weisenfluh 

Kenneth H. Bothwell, 


Faye E. Kostenbauder 
Orville and Jean 

Rowe Lau\er 
Jayne Daily Pettit 
Rebecca J. Shade 
Ronald F. Goodman 
Marilyn J. Huyett 
Joanne Heinly 


Arlan Gilbert 
Anne E. Olinger 
Eleanor Benner Stuck 
Martin S. Tozer 

Janet E. Brandes 
Henry S. Cook 
Eugene F. Kolva 
Nancy J. McCullough 
Anna Jane Moyer 
Maria S. Ronngren 
Betsy Louise Shirk 
Glen Edwin Smith 
Margaret D. 
Diane H. Schiike 
John C. Bunke 
Ned H. Peck 


Scott Anderson 
Gloria D. Masteller 
Mary Lou Rosendale 
Lillian 0. Troutman 
Dorothy J. Wardle 

Carol B. Dauberman 
Flo. A. Troutman 
Sara V. Troutman 


Claudette Bedeaux 
Marian Bowman 



September, 1958 

— Susquehannans on Parade — S.U h p,o,ul of . . . 


The Rev. John I. Cole accepted a 
call to Bellwood Lutheran Parish 

in June. His address is 1114 Cambria St., 

Bellwood. Pa. 

Or. Kozak 


>«jp Dr. Andrew 
JJ V. Kozak has 

recently moved from 
Concord College, W. 
Va. to Penn State 
U. where he will be 
Professor of Mathe- 
matics in the School 
of Education. 

X>«j/» The Rev. Robert S. Sassaman, 
JQ former Navy Chaplain, has as- 
sumed the duties of Associate Pastor of 
the First Lutheran Church. Carlisle, Pa. 
He and his family are residing at 521 C St. 

Jrtpy Vivian Carolus Reitz has left the 
J I Northumberland schools, after nine 
years, to teach English in the Middleburg. 
Pa. High School. 

Eleanor B. 
Brov/n has re- 
ceived her Doctor of 
Education degree 
with a major in Bus- 
iness Education from 
Penn State U. She 
is teaching at Sac- 
ramento High School, 
Calif. George J. 
Kimmel was recent- 
ly elected Supervising Principal by the 
Butler, Pa. Twp. School Board. He suc- 
ceeds Dr. Ronald E. Kehler "31. Mrs. 
Kimmel is the former Dorothy Shutt '40. 

> JA Eugene F. Williams has moved 
*Wj from Cape May Court House High 
School. N. J. and is now principal of the 
Northern Joint High School. He and his 
family are residing in Dillsburg, Pa. 
Florence Rothermel Latsha has taken the 
position of English teacher in the Middle- 
burg High School after a nine year stint 
in the Northumberland, Pa. .schools. 

Eleanor B. Brown 

) J 1 Leo 

41 Krous 

Leon E . 
jse re- 
ceived his Ph.D. de- 
gree from New York 
University in June 
and was promoted to 
Assistant Professor 
of Finance at Lehigh 
U. where he has been 
on the faculty since 
1951. Leon E. Krouse 

f Af% Rufh E- McCorkill this summer vis- 
4^ 'ted London, Brussels, West Ger- 
many, Switzerland. Italy and France. 

>iQ Robert Stahl was awarded a grant 
40 '" attend the Institute of Science at 
Colby College, Maine, this past summer. 
He is a teacher in the Naugatuck High 
School. Conn. 

> i i John W. Matthews, M.D. will begin 
'J4 '^ .\''-''"" of postgraduate study in 
Jan. '59 in the field of anesthesiology at 
M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, Tex. 

>rA Frances Roush has left the Carlisle 
py Junior High School to accept a po- 
sition as music instructor at the U.S. Na- 
val Base at Subic Bay in the Philippine 
Islands. She will teach navy personnel 
children, grades one through twelve. 


Patricia Houtz 

Patricia Houtz has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of Business Ed 
ucation at Blooms- 
burg State Teachers 
College. She had for- 
merly been a mem- 
ber of the faculty at 
the Hanover Park 
Regional High School, 
Hanover, N. J. J. 
David Sterrett, his 
wife, and two chil- 
dren are living at 
1125 Alderman St. N.E., Aiken, S.C. where 
he is employed with the DuPont Corp. 
Alice Yonghaus Davenport has moved to 
510 Howard R'd., Greenwood, Ind. from 
Cedar Grove, N. J. 

yr't\ John J. Takach received the M.Litt. 
0^ degree in Social Sciences from the 
University of Pittsburgh in June. 

>r^*J Robert MacNamara is now varsity 

3 J football coach at the Ligonier High 
School near Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Marilyn Huyett has received her 
M.S. degree in statistics from the 
University of Stanford and is working 
again at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. 
The Rev. Roger E. Rohrbaugh has taken 
over the pastorate duties of three churches, 
St. John and St. Mark in Heidlersburg and 
St. Paul in New Chester, Pa. Philip J. 
Crawford, Jr. has become an instructor in 
the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, 
N. J. The Rev. Stuart H. Lengel, Jr. has 
accepted a call to ser\e St. Michael's Luth- 
eran Church. Quiggleville. and the Faith 
Lutheran Church, Woodland Park, Lycom- 
ing County. Pa. 

fr"^ The Rev. Edgar William Oestreich 

03 h''^ assumed tlie duties of Assistant 
Pastor in St. Stephen's Church, Allentown, 
Pa. Ivars Avots, after a period in military 
service has returned to Boeing Airplane 
Co. where he is an Industrial Engineer in 



"There is a weird sound along the trail. 
It is the Penitente procession, headed by 
the older members of this religious order 
of the Navajo Indians, dressed in black and 
playing shrill flutes. Following are the 
novices whose bare backs are being lashed 
with flagelettes until the blood makes rib- 
bons of red across their tan skins and 
crimson droplets in the desert sand. This 
is the traditional manner of doing penance 
for their sins." 

So writes S.U. Alumnus Milton A. Spotts 
of the class of 1908 in describing the ritual 
followed by this tribe of Indians in termi- 
nating their Easter Holy Week solemni- 

The Rev. Mr. Spotts has been a Mission- 
ary to the Navajo Indians in both New 
Mexico and Arizona for some years and 
has gathered together much material on 
the Penitentes, a religious order which 
has been very strong in the Northern part 
of New Mexico. It originated in Spain and 
was brought to America by the Spaniards. 
(Continued on next page) 

Program Planning. He resides at 2704 
72nd Ave, S.E., Mercer Island. Wash. 


Evelyn Herbstrith is studying for a 
year at the University of Zurich in 
Switzerland, Gladys Moore Thumhart has 
moved from Carlisle. Pa. to 20 David Ave., 
Troy. N. Y. Gary Smith with the U.S. 
Army for the past two years was dis- 
charged Oct, 8. 

^^n Thiry Reamer has been appointed 
J I Field Director of the Columbia. Pa. 
County Council of Girl Scouts. 

X'CO '^^"'^y '-^® Forrest and Dorothy 
30 Wardle spent the summer tour- 
ing Europe. 

September, 1958 



MILTON SPOTTS (Continued) 

This order holds its ceremonials during 
all of the Lenten Season and has various 
colorful rituals. Mr. Spotts relates how- 
other novices follow in the procession car- 
rying a huge cross, so large that often they 
fall under the weight of it. As they return 
to their Morado i Chapel) the giant cross 
is placed in the ground and the closing 
ceremonies are held. This same cross is 
used on Good Friday in a ceremony where 
all events leading up to the Crucifixion are 
re-enacted. The ceremony is in Spanish. 

Missionary Spotts says in his story, "A 
larger than life-like image of Christ is 
placed on the cross and the Penitentes 
kneel around it during the hour-long ob- 
servance. Afterward the celebrants start 
another procession playing flutes and 
chanting weird songs. The image of Christ 
is placed in an old fashioned coffin which 
is carried on the shoulders of the members 
and taken to the last cross erected along 
the way. The Penitentes then return to 
the Morado and stand guard until Easter 
morning, dragging heavy chains across 
the floor to frighten away the Evil Spirits. 
Easter Morn brings another ceremony, 
very impressive, very solemn." 

Since leaving S.U. Milton Spotts has 
travelled many miles, seen a great many 
things and rendered .service to a great 
many people, not the least of whom are 
these Navajo Indians of New Mexico and 
Arizona. He has been gathering material 
for many years on the the Indian religion 
and expects "if the Lord wills, to get it in- 
to shape for publication." Work has been 
done on translating parts of the book of 
St. John into the Navajo language. 

In another of the Rev. Mr. Spotts' ex- 
periences he tells of the death and burial 
of an Indian some thirty years ago. He 
says, "the Indians hold an unnatural fear 
of death, because they believe the act of 
dying is caused by an evil spirit. Their 
practice is to hurl the body over a cliff as 
soon as possible after death." In this par- 
ticular instance Mr. Spotts asked if he 
might bury the deceased, and with the 
silent Indians huddled a considerable dis- 
tance from the spot, he made a rough 
coffin, dug a grave, read the commital 
service and buried the Indian. It was the 
first Christian burial on the Navajo res- 

Other features in Mr. Spotts' background 
include twelve years in the armed services 
as chaplain, lecturer in military camps, 
graduate work at Princeton Seminary and, 
while in New Mexico, the study of archae- 
ology in which he did considerable work 
on the ruins of the ancient Pueblos. 

A rich and full life has been that of 
Milton A. Spotts. With a prayer for his 
continued good health and good work, Sus- 
quehanna University is proud to reach 
across a .span of miles and say "He is one 
of our Alumni." 

Just Married . . . 

Carletta Fae Chubb '.57 to Richard L. Hood 
at Millerstown in Aug. Mrs. Hood is 
teaching in the Greenwood Joint High 
School, Millerstown, Pa, and Mr. Hood 
is employed by the McKinney Construc- 
tion Co., Sunbury. 

Henry W. Geiss '56 to June Glazier of 
Watertown, N. Y. on July 12. Mr. and 
Mrs. Geiss are residing at 173 Woodbine 
Ave., Syracuse 6, N. Y. where he is em- 
ployed as Field Operations Engineer at 
G.E. in the Missile Guidance Section of 
Heavy Military Electronic Equipment 

Emanell Whitenight Gross '42 to Dr. Wil- 
liam F. Weir on June 28. Mrs. Weir is 
beginning her sixth year as music su- 
pervisor for the Central Columbia Joint 
Schools and Dr. Weir is practicing op- 
tometry in Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Eloise Imrie '.56 to Harry S. Ransom, July 
27, 1957. They are residing at 1125 W. 
Front St., Plainfield, N. J. 

Doris Moon '56 to Russell P. Metcalf, July 
12, in Terryville, Conn. They will take 
up residence in Madison, Wis. where Mr. 
Metcalf is employed as field engineer for 
the Gisholt Machine Co. 

Janet L. Rohrbach '46 to Lavan Robinson 
in Sunbury on Mar. 29. Mrs. Robinson is 
well-known to many alumni through her 
work as Pres. Smith's secretary and 
also as secretary of the General Alumni 
Asso. Mr. Robinson has been with the 
music faculty at S.U. for the past six 

Corinne Rochelle Seebold x'58 to Amos 
Vastine Persing, III on July 26 in Wat- 
sontown, Pa. They reside at 3221 N, 
17th St,, Phila., Pa, where Mr. Persing 
is enrolled in the Temple School of Den- 

Jean C. VanVoorhis '51 to Robert G. Mc- 
Andrew, Jr. on Jan. 11. Their address 
is 7080 Glenmeadow Lane, Cincinnati 37, 

Junior Co-eds 

Fredricl<son, a son, James Harold, to 

James and Lois Fisher '53 Fredrickson 

on June 10. 
Green, a daughter. Kathy Lynn, to Harold 

and Jean Strausser '46 Green on May 25. 

Little Kathy joins 5 year old brother 

David in the Green family. 
Roof, a son. Kevin Scott, to Erdman and 

Suzanne Snyder x'56 Roof on June 14. 

Three year old Jeffrey and Kevin make 

a family of four. 
Settle, a son, Tracy Lew, to William and 

Ann Guise '52 Settle on May 19. 
Shade, a son, Robert Stephen, to the Rev. 

Robert T. '54 and Maxine Yocum '53 

Shade on August 3. 


eminiScmQ wt 


Harrison KaufFman 

A boy, a father and 
horse and buggy were 
the principals in the 
scene that took place 
some fifty-eight years 

This was the big 
day— starting at three 
o'clock in the morn- 
ing—an eighteen mile 
ride behind ol' Nell, 
across the river, and matriculation at Sus- 
quehanna. What would it be— how would 
he be received— what would be expected of 
him? All these thoughts flashed through 
the mind of sixteen year old Harrison 
Kauffman as he and his father travelled 
the tedious journey to Selinsgrove. 

What else ran through this boy's mind as 
he sat and waited "ever so long a time" 
for his father to enroll him, and what he 
thought when his father came back and 
told him he was to go to the classroom im- 
mediately, can only be left to one's imagi- 

Harrison's father had told him he would 
be back within the week with his clothes, 
bed clothes, wash bowl, pitcher, and other 
necessities. Instead, the week stretched 
into four and then five before father got 
back with the supplies needed for the 
young man's comfort and cleanliness. 
Fortunately, a student in the room next to 
Harrison, by the name of Haas, "was a 
gracious soul and offered the use of any- 
thing I needed." 

The trips back home were adventures in 
themselves. A long walk across the rail- 
road bridge at Selinsgrove and then a 
freight train ride. This was all part of 
Harrison's education at Susquehanna. 

Mr. Kauffman writes in a most interest- 
ing letter to the Alumni Office, "I recall an 
incident that I often think about. In wait- 
ing to get a boarding house I was in the 
dining room where the girls ate, I believe 
it was a Dr. Warner who sat at one end of 
the table, and on either side were the girls. 
I was at the other end. 

"Being a farmer boy I was rather shy 
and somewhat embarrassed and for about 
three days I ate very little. Fortunately 
some girl sitting near me noticed that I 
was not eating much and she helped me 
out a great deal. After that I boarded 
with a Mrs. Ulrich and there I surely ate 
my fill." 

After leaving Susquehanna Mr. Kauff- 
man followed professional baseball for ten 
years and then went to Raleigh, N, C, 
where he has made his home for the past 
fifty years. 

Mr. Kauffman's letter to the Alumni Of- 
fice was to say how much he had enjoyed 
Dr. Woodruff's Book of Poems, and when 
(Continued on next page) 



September, 1958 

Campus Improvements 

Nothing boosts the morale of a student 
body more than new buildings and new 
furnishings. Heilman Hall and the addi- 
tion to the Library brought from the stu- 
dents an enthusiastic response that bright- 
ened an otherwise dismal and rainy open- 
ing Orientation Day. 

In addition to the two new buildings, 
the most expensive improvement to the 
campus has been the installation of a new 
automatic heating plant and a new roof 
on the boiler room that cost almost $69,000. 

The Women's Auxiliary of the Univer- 
sity, after so successfully completing their 
part in the construction of Heilman Hall, 
took on a new project in the redecorating 
of Hassinger Hall. 

During the summer Seibert Hall and 
Finelawn received an exterior coat of 
paint and the furniture in the Seibert Hall 
lounges was replaced and refinished. 

Because each year brings added parking 
problems, an additional parking lot was 
added west of Heilman Hall. 

Two new faculty members join the stafi 
replacing Dr. Amy and Mr. Meader. Mr. 
Bruce W. Hansen is a graduate of Mon- 
mouth College, 111. and has his masters 
degree from Wisconsin. He has completed 
his residence work for the doctorate. He 
will replace Dr. Amy in Biology. 

Assuming Mr. Meader's responsibilities 
in the English Dept. Mr. David E. McKen- 
ty has come to Susquehanna from the 
University of Pennsylvania where he has 
been an assistant instructor and graduate 
student. His undergraduate work was done 
at Temple. 

Mrs. J. Roy Lauver replaces Mrs. Anna 
M. Humphrey as dietitian and Mrs. Mar- 
guerite Stocking is the new house-mother 
in Hassinger Hall replacing Mrs. Rachel 


I Continued from Page 7) 
informed that Dr. Woodruff remembered 
him. he was very much surprised and 

Mr. Kauffman has been active in 
the field of Masonry. He was a Master 
Mason for forty years, a Past Master of 
his Lodge, a thirty-third degree Scottish 
Rite of the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction 
and a past officer in the Chapter, Council, 
and Commandery. He was a past Grand 
Master of the Grand Council of Royal and 
Select Masters in North Carolina, a mem- 
ber of the Sudan Temple Shrine and many 

In closing his letter he wishes well for 
Susquehanna in the next one hundred 
years. May we also offer Mr. Kauffman 
our sincere best wishes for his continued 
good health and happiness and add our 
thanks for some very interesting informa- 
tion about "our Past." 


POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 

Convocation Keynote 

Mr. H. Richard Reidenbaugh, Executive 
Secretary of the Pennsylvania Association 
of Colleges and Universities, speaking to 
the students and faculty at this year's 
Convocation service did the unusual in re- 
minding the students that they have a 
responsibility to their Alma Mater as well 
as their responsibility in becoming liber- 
ally educated people. 

"Susquehanna became your Alma Mater 
on the day you enrolled," said Mr. Reiden- 
baugh. "and you will want to assure the 
continuance of this kind of education for 
future generations." 

The speaker impressed upon his audi- 
ence the fact that the general public de- 
serves to know what is going on, and why, 
at Susquehanna, and graduates must be 
prepared to tell the story. Said he, "the 
public should know that this tremendous 
service is being done at great cost on the 
part of the university, and at great sac- 
rifice on the part of the college personnel. 
When you walk out of here with all bills 
supposedly paid, perhaps you will not re- 
alize that 30 to 50 per cent of the cost of 
educating you was borne by someone else." 

Concluding a most challenging address 
the Pennsylvania educator said, "once you 
have told the public of the needs of higher 
education, I would hope that you will sup- 
port your convictions, both spiritually and 

Dr. Woodruff Honored 

Dr. John I. Woodruff was the honored 
guest at a dinner held in Selinsgrove, Aug- 
ust 23, when Jerry D. Bogar, Jr. called to- 
gether a number of their mutual friends to 
celebrate the meeting of the two distin- 
guished Alumni more than sixty years ago. 

Present at the dinner were: Dr. Basil 
Martin x'28, Ralph W. Woodruf! '20. Dr. 
Latimer S. Landes 'U, Dr. G. Morris 
Smith, Frank A. Eyer x'98. Brian Teats 
'98, Dr. William Rearick '97, Dr. Chalmers 
Frontz '96, Edwin M. Brungart '00, William 
Schnure x'99, Charles I. Boyer x'02 and 
three friends: Samuel App, Thomas Cleck- 
ner and Col. Franklin Kemble. 


Coaches "Whitey" Keil '39 and Bob Pit- 
tello '51 are back again directing Susque- 
hanna's football destinies. With ten letter- 
men returning, five players with some col- 
lege experience and fifteen freshmen, the 
coaches have their hands full in rounding 
out a team with the hopes of winning at 
least 50 percent of the games. 

The schedule follows: 
October : 

4 — Ursinus (Parents Day) H 

11 — Swarthmore A 

18 — Dickinson < Homecoming) H 

25— Grove City A 


8— Wagner A 

15 — Haverford H 


Dec. 6— Wilkes A 

Dec. 13— Ursinus H 

Dec. 15 — Lebanon Valley H 

Jan. 5 — Gettysburg A 

Jan. 7— Mansfield S. T. C H 

Jan. 10 — Dickinson A 

Jan. 14— Phila. Textile H 

Jan. 17— Western Maryland A 

Jan. 31— Wagner A 

Feb. 4 — Lycoming H 

Feb. 7— Washington H 

Feb. 9— Rider H 

Feb. 11— Scranton A 

Feb. 13— Hartwick H 

Feb. 17— F. & M A 

Feb. 21— Drexel H 

Feb. 23— Lycoming A 

Feb. 25— Juniata H 

Feb. 27— Upsala A 

Feb. 28— Rutgers 'So. Jersey) A 


Dr. Percy M. Linebaugh, Chairman of 
Susquehanna's Public Events Committee 
has announced the forthcoming program 
for the 1958-'9 Star Course series. . 

The program is as follows: I 

Oct. 10— Lecture Project Vanguard ' 

Jan. i)— Lillian Kallir 

Mar. 12— Lecture Douglas Cater 

April 23 Gala Performance 



December, 1958 


Officers of l-he Associafion 

DR. JOHN I. WOODRUFF, '88, 303 W. Walnut St., Sclinsgrove, P:i. 
R.'VYMO.XD P. CARMAN, SR., '30, 802 Carl St., York, Pa. 
LAWRENCE M. IS.\ACS, '43, 242 Flagstone D"r., Bethlehem. Pa. 
MRS. MARY FARLLING HOLLWAY, '28, E. Coiintiy Club R'd. R. D. 

Red Lion, Pa. 
MRS. L.WAN R. ROBINSON, '46, 301 S. Market St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
W. D.WID GROSS, '47, 410 N. 9th St.. Selinsgrove. Pa. 
EDWI.N M. BRUNGART. '00, 400 W. Walnut St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
DR. GLENN L. MUSSER, '41, 1143 S. Pugh St., State College, Pa. 
PAUL M. HAINES. '31. 4401 Van Bunn St.. Univ. P'k.. 

Hyattsville, Md. 

Alumni Represenl-at-ive on University Board of Trustees 

CLYDE R. SI'lTZNEH, '37. 201 Morhn Ave.. Bryn Mawr, Pa. 



DR. LUKE H. RHOADS, '30. 901 Spruce St.. HuUidaysburg. Pa. 
DR. MILLARD G. FISHER. '50, Slate Hospital. HoUidaysburg. Pa. 

Honorary Prc^dent 


First Vice-President 


Second Vice-President 






MRS. MELVIN C. GARBER. '32. 600 Oakmont Place. Roaring Spring, Pa. 
THE REV. HE.NRY F. HOPKI.VS. '44, 100 Halleck Place, Altoona, Pa. 




26. 434 W. 12th St., 
BEAHM, '30, Aaronshnrg. Pa. 

Claremont, Calif, 




PAUL D. REAMER, '31, Laurelton, Pa 

MRS. SPENCER BOYER, '50, 520 Market St., Mifflinburg, Pa. 

MARSH BOGAR, '51, 4200 Ridgeview R'd.. Harrisburg. Pa. 
LESTER C. HEILMAN, JR., '52, 350 Haucks R'd., Col. P'k., 

Harrisburg, Pa. 
MRS. CLAY'TON WHITMAN, '44, 335 Pine St., Steelton, Pa. 


KARL H. YOUNG, '41, 218 W. 5th St.. Hazleton. Pa. 
JOHN P. SENKO, '31, Sugarloaf, Pa. 


PERCY B. DAVIS, '26, 248 Main St., Rear, JohnstowTi, Pa. 
MRS. MAX GOVEKAR, '47. 40 Main St., Conemaugh, Pa. 
MRS. GEORGE R. WALTER, '40, 216 DuPont St., Johnstown, Pa. 
ROBERT A. GABRENY'A, '40, 84 Asbome St., Johnstown, Pa. 


THE REV. CLARENCE R. SCHAFFER, '37, 100 Chestnut St 
WILFRED J. SHEETZ, '48. 48 S. Broad St., Nazareth, Pa. 
MRS. HAROLD R. KRAMER. '45, 1154 E. Cedar St., .\llentown 
MRS. OUENTIN E. ZELL, '42, 2223 Center St., Bethlehem, Pa. 
GERALD E. WILSON, '56, 318 S. 16th St.. AUentown, Pa. 


ATTY. HARRY B. THATCHER, '41, 26 N. Main St., Lewistown, Pa. 
THEODORE R. CAMERO.N. '28. R. D. 2, Millerstown, Pa. 
MRS. ALOYSIUS DERR. '49, Maple Grove R'd., Belleville, Pa. 
MRS. CARVER McNITT, '41, Rcedsville, Pa. 


S. JOHN PRICE, '42. 1435 Market St., Ashland, Pa. 
HOWARD J. WERTZ, '30, 602 Cameron St., Shamokin, Pa. 

HERBERT, R., '51, and FLO GUYER, '50, HAINES, 236 Cedar St. 

Livingston, N. J. 
JACOB M. SPANGLER, '52, 4 Dempster Rd., Chatham, N. J. 

26 Chestnut D'r., Packanack Lake. .\'. J. 


KENNETH A. LENKER. '52. 327 d.. S. Morris Ave.. Cmm Lynne, 
WILLIAM H. PRICHARD, '52, Dutton Mill R'd.. Malvern. Pa. 
FRANKLIN E. FERTIG, '44, 217 Madison Ave., Prospect P'k., Pa. 


DR. REED SPEER, '32, 29 Grandview Ave., Grafton, Pa. 

FRANK C. KNORR, '21, R. D. #2. Corapolis, Pa. 

ROBERT F. HOSTETTER, '30. 208 Grove Ave , Pittsburgh, 29, 


THE REV. W. R. FITZGERALD, '11, Kreamer, Pa. 
DOUGLAS A. PORTZLINE, '41, 8th & Bridge Sts., 

Selinsgrove, Pa. 

GEORGE F. DAVIS, '32. 3423 Oliver St., Washingtcm 15, D. C. 
HOWARD L. LUKEHART, '31, 1135 Wakefield D'r., 

Alexandria, Va. 

JOHN E. NOONAN, '28, 7 Terrace St., Wilkcs-Barre, Pa. 
MRS. GEORGE B. BACKER, '.54. 160 Price St., Kingston, Pa. 


PRESTON H. SMITH, '38, 917 Market St.. Williamsport. Pa. 
MRS. GLEN RUSSELL, '36, 812 Lincoln Ave.. Williamsport, Pa. 

THE REV. LESTER J. KARSCHNER. 37, Alibottstown. Pa. 
WALTER M. HERTZ, '36, 67 Spencer Ave., Lancaster, Pa. 
MRS. RICHARD REIFF, '44, 319 York St., Manchester, Pa. 
P.\TRICIA HEATHCOTE. '52. 220 E. Cottage Place York, Pa. 





Secretary -Treasurer 







Hellertown, Pa. President 












Pa. President 





Pa. Secretary-Treasurer 

Secretary -Treasurer 









Dear Friends: 

A special chapel program will be held 
for Dr. G. Morris Smith at 8:50 a. m. on 
January 16, in Seibert Hall, and I hope 
many of you will be able to be present. We 
will join in expressing our gratitude and 
cell'; . mtnt for a job well done. 

We sincerely hope that Prexy and Mrs. 
Smith will en;oy a pleasant and interest- 
ing retirement. It was well earned. 

May I also take this opportunity to say 
to the new President that we are looking 
forward to welcoming him. and we pledge 
him our whole-hearted support. 

Many of you have read about the death 
of Dr. Latimer S. Landes who has been an 
ardent supporter of Susquehanna for many 
years. The University, the Alumni Associa- 
tion, and particularly the York District 
Club will miss his guiding hand for many 
years to come. 

A very Happy New Year to all of you. 

Pres. Gen. Alumni Assoc. 

Concept Of The Alumnus 

Years ago Dr. Hu Shih, the scholar who 
was then Chinese ambassador to the United 
States, said America's greatest contribu- 
tion to education was its revolutionary con- 
cept of the alumnus: its concept of the for- 
mer student as an understanding, respon- 
sible partner and champion. 

Today, this partner and champion of 
American higher education has an oppor- 
tunity for service unparalleled in our his- 
tory. He recognizes, better than anyone, 
the essential truth in the statement to 
which millions finally now subscribe: that 
upon higher education depends, in large 
part, our society's physical and intellectual 
survival. He recognizes, better than any- 
one else, the truth in the statement that 
the race can attain even loftier goals 
ahead; by strengthening our system of 
higher education in all its parts. As an 
alumnus— first by understanding, and then 
by exercising his leadership — he holds 
within his own grasp the means of doing so. 

Rarely has one group in our society— 
indeed, every member of the group— had 
the opportunity and the ability for such 
high service. 

—American Higher Education 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post Office at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

December. 1958 



The Alumnus Takes Pride In Dedicating This Issue To G. Morris Smith. 
In 31 Yrs. Has Made Tremendous Contribution To S. U. Will Retire Feb. 1. 

The Susquehanna Alumnus, in this issue, sa- 
lutes G. Morris Smith, president of Susquehanna 
University since 1928. 

President Smith, after thirty-one years of mer- 
itorious service, will retire February 1, 1959. 

The Story of Susquehanna UniiH'rsity by Clark 
and Wilson covers, in part two, the period of Dr. 
Smith's Administration. With the authors' per- 
mission we give herewith some of the high lights 
of this administration. 

In 1927, G. Morris Smith was pastor of the Lutheran Church 
of the Redeemer in Buffalo, N. Y. His brother Dr. Charles 
Smith, for a number of years, had been president of Roanoke 
College, Va. and in a meeting with Senator Charles Steele of 
Northumberland who was a prominent member of the Board of 
Susquehanna, though feeling that his younger brother should 

remain in the ministry, agreed that he would be an 

e.xcellent choice for the presidency of Susquehanna. 

The elder Smith was on his way to Buffalo to preach 
a Reformation sermon and upon his arrival, greeted 
his brother at the railroad station with, "Morris, how 
would you like to be a college president?" 

In relating this story, Dr. Wilson, in The Story of 
Siisqaehanna University, said, "Now more than a 
quarter century later we wonder whether the elder 
brother has ever said, 'Morris, how have you liked be- 
ing a college president?' " 

recently as May, 1954 was complimented in the report of the 
visitation committee of the Middle States Association of Col- 
leges upon the quality of the liberal arts program at Susque- 

In a later presidential report. Dr. Smith appealed to the 
Board to aid S. U. in every way. "Give her of your highest 
vision," said he. "Give her your prayers. Give her of your 
means. She cannot do her work without adequate support. 
Let our slogan be QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY. And if 
we so operate Susquehanna, I am confident the day will come 
soon when she will take her rightful place among the highest 
and the best, and the men and women of tomorrow will rise 
up and bless you." 


Good news reached Susquehanna students at Christmas, 
1930, when President Smith passed word along that Susque- 
hanna had now achieved stature as an accredited college. Dur- 



Coming to Susquehanna on June 1, 1928, at the age 
of thirty-seven, G. Morris Smith was the youngest 
college president in office in the United States. During 
his thirty-one years he has fashioned the pattern of 
Susquehanna for about one-third of its existence and 
has made Susquehanna one of the strongest Lutheran 
institutions in the nation. 

The task, from the beginning, was a difficult one, 
but the new president early developed a philosophy of 
administration that was contained in his first Presi- 
dent's Report to the Board of Directors on February 
1, 1929. In this Report he said, "In a word, we have 
stood for prompt payment of bills; a wholesomely bal- 
anced social program ; the necessity of cultivating the 
habit of study if one is to be happy at college and make 
the most of his golden opportunities; the need of 
showing courtesy, kindliness and the co-operative 
spirit; and above all the necessity of striving for a 
clean, pure life of religious faith and trust in God as the Auth- 
or of all good, and without whom all education is folly." 

When he was called. President Smith was told by the direct- 
ors that the impelling need of the college was to meet the stand- 
ards for getting the college accredited by the regional rating 
association. Accordingly the new administration embarked on 
a program of academic concentration. In time the theological 
seminary and the extension school were discontinued, and 
Susquehanna set itself a goal for size and quality, affii'ming 
that it desired to be principally and essentially a good liberal 
arts college with a maximum enrollment of five hundred 
students. Throughout his administration. President Smith 
has remained faithful to the expression of this goal and as 

As you will be reading this early in January, my thoughts are 
naturally toward the future. You all have my good wishes for a 
bright, useful and encouraging New Year. May God's blessing attend 
you and yours a I I through your days. 

As I have often said, the alumni are the best index of the 
stature of a college. "By their fruits ye shall know them," is not 
only the test of a Christian disciple, but also defines the value of 
a college. The people who make up the college — trustees, faculty, 
students, and alumni — are the college. 

The spirit of helpfulness is what is needed from all sectors of 
our constituency. For my successor, may I bespeak your cordial 
support so that by your manifested good will the college may go on 
from strength to strength. 

For all your kindness Mrs. Smith joins me in abiding gratitude. 

Faithful ly yours. 

<^. AcvU4/4vJ^ 

December 16, 1958 

ing this same year, Susquehanna also became a member of the 
Association of American Colleges. 

And now across the nation, institutions as well as people are 
affected by the economic depression. 

Along with ether efforts to finance the college, Dr. Smith, on 
■June 4, 1931, reported to the Board of Directors that at a meet- 
ing of the Alumni soon to be held he would recommend the in- 
augurating of a permanent Alumni Fund. This was of fore- 
most importance because of the depression. 

There had to follow, of necessity, a retrenchment program 
requiring, among other things reductions in faculty salaries. 

(Cont. next page) 



December, 1958 

Db. Smith — Cont. 

With income lessened and a decrease in student enrollment, 
the university experienced another set-back on Jan. :i, 1934, 
when the old Alumni Gymnasium burned down in the middle 
of the night. 


Exactly one year and six months from the date of the fire, a 
new gymnasium was dedicated. In his report to the Board 
President Smith said, "It is ... a great pleasure to report that 
our eflFort for funds for a new gymnasium has met with suc- 
cess. The Alumni have exhibited very great enthusiasm under 
the stirring and sacrificial leadership of their president, Mr. 
William T. Decker of Montgomery, Pa." 

Morning chapel has been regarded by Dr. Smith as one of 
the strong supports of the religious life of the college. He 
himself has prepared the roster of chapel leaders. A consid- 
erable number of the faculty have shown a praiseworthy spirit 
in following the example of the president in faithful attend- 
ance upon its services. The philosophy of the president was 
that daily chapel answers a real need for daily spiritual re- 
newal, that the time consumed need not be long, that its content 
should be biblical, that its form might be varied provided it 
contained the e-;sential elements of wor.ship. His idea was that 
the service should be a daily matter, a lifting of the heart to 
God early in the morning, so that both faculty and students 
could feel about them an atmosphere of trust and confidence. 
A Christian climate cannot be meditated by one man alone, 
whether chaplain or president, but must be generated cooper- 
atively by faculty and students. 

The season 1935-36 was the year in which was instituted 
the Siatqiichatina Unii'ersity Studies and the subsequent found- 
ing of the Susquehanna University Press. When the idea of 
the Sitsquehanna University Studies was presented to Dr. 
Smith by Dr. Arthur H. Wilson and Dr. William A. Russ, Jr., 
President Smith assented easily and readily on the strength of 
that definite clairvoyance and constructive vision which has 
always been part of his nature. The Studies constituted a 
good idea and, whenever G. M. S. was confronted with a good 
idea, nobody had to ask him twice. 

As soon as the economic depression subsided the picture at 
Susquehanna immediately began to brighten. President Smith 
made suie that there were immediate increases in faculty sal- 
aries and he prepared a plan for the inauguration of a proper 
retirement system for members of the faculty and administra- 
tive staff. 

In 1937, Susquehanna became a member of the American 
Council on Education. Two years later the Pennsylvania State 
Council of Education accredited Susquehanna for the training 
of music supervisors. For twelve years, the university had 
been accredited to prepare teachers of public school music. 


As the economic situation became more and more stable. 
President Smith reiterated each year his plea for a new class- 
room building. World War II, however, intervened and in 1942 
th.e Federal Government contracted with the university for the 
housing, feeding and educating of prospective air cadets. 

President Smith said, in echoing the sentiments of all Sus- 
quehannans, "We are glad that Susquehanna University can 
be of real service to our beloved nation in its struggle to bring 
in a better world. As a Christian college we are in a position 
to implant in the minds of our soldiers ideals that will endure 
after the smoke of the battle is over." 

Dr. Wilson, in his Stoi-y of S. U., in commenting on the finan- 
cial record for the early war years said, "Here is indeed major 
evidence of superb housekeeping. Under President G. Morris 

Smith, Susquehanna University had sailed side by side with 
the Ship of State during the war years and, unlike the Ship of 
State, had emerged not only victorious but with debt-free money 
in the bank, actually a major gain of more than one hundred 
thousand dollars." 

In 1940 Dr. Smith was appointed by Gov. Arthur H. James, 
a member of the Pennsylvania State Council of Education, 
serving from 1940 until 19.54. He also served as a member of 
the Executive Board of the United Lutheran Church in Amer- 
ica from 1944 until 1950. 

In the presidential report dated August 27, 1943, Dr. Smith 
told of the establishment of the Lillian V. Johanson Smith 
.-■cholarship fund in memory of his wife who died August 6. 


The happiest event of the 1950-51 year was the completion 
of Bogar Hall. This was the culmination of many years of 
planning on the part of Dr. Smith, and to the faculty and 
students was a dream come true. 

Dr. Smith, for ten years, had been setting aside money for 
the construction of this new classroom building. Many vr:*l 
remember the contribution of the church through CHEY, and 
of course, the magnificent gifts of two sons of the university, 
Jerry D. Bogar, Jr., and his son, Guy M. Bogar. 

The completion of the academic year 1952-53 marked twenty- 
five successful years for Dr. G. Morris Smith as president 
of Susquehanna University. In April, 1953, the faculty, admin- 
istrative staff, and Board of Directors combined to tender an 
anniversary dinner to President and Mrs. Smith and to present 
as a small token of esteem and appreciation a solid mahogany 
knee-hole desk with leather top, excellent in its craftsmanship. 

During this year Gustavus Adolphus Hall was completely 
transformed into a student center, with more adequate dormi- 
tory rooms for men. Filling a great need on the campus, G. A. 
now looked beautiful with overstuffed furniture, surrounded by 
such serviceable rooms as a book store, mail room, snack bar, 
and several offices. It was during this year also, that for the 
first time in the Smith Administration and presumably during 
the entire history of the university, Susquehanna conferred 
upon certain lay members of the Board of Directors, the doc- 
tors' degree, honoris causa. Receiving this degree were such 
well known alumni as Roger Miles Blough, Jerry D. Bogar, Jr., 
Frank A. Eyer, and Dan Smith, Jr. 

It was during the Smith Administration also, that women 
were elected for the first time to the Board of Directors. In- 
cluded was one alumna. Dr. Mildred E. Winston, '21. 


On September 1, 1954. President Smith reported to the Board 
of Directors, "The most significant occurrence during the year 
was the visit by six educators of the Middle States Association 
to determine how well Susquehanna University was fulfilling 
its stated purpose as an institution of higher learning .... 
the Commission's decision was to reaflSrm the accreditation 
of the university." 

(Continued on Page 6) 


1. Baseball star at Roanoke. 2. In his first year at S. U. 3. With 
brother Charles, ft'en nrcsident of Roanoke. 4. Always an ardent 
fisherman. 5. With Mrs. Smith, welcoming students at Pine 
Lawn. 6. With new bride, Ruth Juram Smith. June I94fi. 7. At one 
of many Pine Lawn receptions for alumni-with Dr. Foelsch and 
Mrs. Martha Lar-son Martin, '26. 8. Laying Cornerstone for new 
Library. 9. In familiar role as nrcac'Tr. 10. in rentenn'-d Home- 
coming parade. 11. G. M. "Harry Truman" Smith. 12. Centennial 
Founder's Day with Mrs. Smith. Dr. Franklin Clark P'ry and Dr. 
Gilbert, is. In 1'"^' ncadrmic •Procession with honorary degree 
recipient, Erie I. Shobcrt, II, '35. 



December, 1958 


Dr. Smith — Cont. 

Dr. Wilson lists in his book, seventeen commendations in the 
Commission's report as well as suggestions for the future. All 
seventeen could be summarized in the last which stated, "It is 
clear that Susquehanna University has much 'hat is real and 
fine to idealize." 

Under the date of September 1, 1955, President Smith 
opened his annual Report to the Board of Directors with the 
reminder that "Susquehanna University will bfi one hundred 
years old in 1958. During the past year, besides routine duties 
. . . , our major work has been planning for the worthy cele- 
bration of the Centennial." 

Dr. Smith then went on to note that the Central Pennsylvania 
Synod had approved, in principle, the purposed Susquehanna 
University Centennial Appeal for $500,000. 

The unfolding plan and hope for the Centennial Year en- 
visaged a new music building to cost approximately $300,000 ; 
an addition to the Library to cost $150,000; an increased en- 
dowment and improvements to the physical plant — the total 
goal to be $700,000. 

When the Appeal opened. Dr. Smith was able to report that 
$200,000 was en hand, having come to the university through 
the generosity of Alumni, the Women's Auxiliary and special 

The splendid part played by the Women's Auxiliary re- 
flected the leadership, inspiration and dynamic quality of Ruth 
Juram Smith who had become Mrs. G. Morris Smith in June 
of 1946. 

The president's report for the year 1956-57 states: "The big 
achievement has been the success of the Centennial Appeal for 

Anyone who was in chapel on that morning when Dr. Smith 
announced the news about the success of the Appeal will never 
foiget the occasion. It was genuinely a Thanksgiving service, 
and Dr. Smith surpassed himself in spiritual greatness of lan- 
guage, with humble thanks for the blessing which God had con- 
ferred upon His beloved Susquehanna, through the hearts of 
men moved by the Divine Will. 

With the completion of the Centennial Appeal, the physical 
growth of Susquehanna, through the years of the Smith Ad- 
ministration, is shown by the following comparisons: value 
cf buildings and grounds grew from $606,864 to $2,360,697; en- 
dowment from $351,303 to more than S1,000,000 (when the Cen- 
tennial Appeal is complete) ; total assets from $996,236 to $3,- 
567, 258; and the accumulated indebtedness of $101,350 was en- 
tirely wiped out. 

The end of an era came with the announcement just released 
by Dr. John F. Harkins, President of the Board of Susque- 
hanna that on February 1, 1959, after thirty-one years. Dr. 
Smith will retire from the presidency of the university. 

In commenting on Dr. Smith's Administration, Dr. Harkins 
said, "It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors accede 
to Dr. Smith's wish to retire . . . He has ;;erved the university 
well and thousands of graduates who have gone out into life 
are grateful for his administi-ation." 

The Board of Directors, in their meeting of November 17, 
unanimously elected G. Morris Smith, President Emeritus. 

His friends can now paraphrase his brother's early question 
and say, "Morris, we hope you have liked being a college 
president." I 

Homecoming Queen and Attendants 

Somehow or other, each year Alumni President Garman finds himself surrounded 
by Susquehanna's fairest. A very successful 1958 Homecoming saw the crown- 
ing of Miss Lois Andren of Point Pleasant, N. J. as Homecoming Queen. 
With her are: L. to R.— Miss Ardith Renning, Collingswood, N. J., Miss 
Ann Hewes, Philadelphia, and Miss Millie Barabas, North Bergen, N. J. 


"There are no words eonnnensitrdte 
with what the Alumni Fund, in all 
respects, means to the college. It is 
daily hi-ead and life, it is strength 
and growth of encouragement ; it is, 
above all else, testimony that the 
purpose of a free college in the serv- 
ice of our society is understood and 
will be served by those who in their 
individual daily lives were and will 
be se)~ved by it." 

When Dr. John S. Dickey. President of 
Dartmouth College .said the above, he 
\oiced the sentiment of all those in Col- 
lege administration work. The Alumni 
Fund is indeed testimony that the college 
has served well its graduates. 

Business and Industry today is respond- 
ing to the need for financial assistance in 
all types of educational institutions. Aside 
from special grants, Susquehanna received 
last year more than $7,000 from Pennsyl- 
vania firms that contributed through the 
"Foundation for Independent Colleges," 
an increase of 25 per cent over last year 

But Business and Industry is asking 
"What are your Alumni doing for you?" 
And it is precisely at this point that col- 
leges fail if they do not succeed in getting 
I Continued on Page 10) I 

December, 1958 



Dr. Gnstave W. Weber Unanimous Choice of Bd. Flashes from the Campus 
Of Directors, Will Succeed Pres. G. M. Smith 

Toledo Clergyman Has Impressive Background in Education 
and Industry. To Assume Duties February 1. 

Dr. Qustave W. Weber, prominent minister and former business executive, was the 
unanimous selection of the Board of Directors as the twelfth president of Susquehanna 
Unixersity to succeed Dr. G. Morris Smith. 

Dr. John F. Harliins, President of the Board, in making the announcement on Decem- 
ber 10th said. "The Board has had before it several candidates to succeed Dr. Smith but 
all of us believe Dr. Weber will give an inspiring leadership to the University. We are 
indeed happy that we have been able to secure such a man." 

Dr. Weber is now pastor of the Glenwood Lutheran Church, Toledo, Ohio where he 
has been since 1955. Glenwood is one of the largest churches in Toledo, carrying on its 
I Oils more than 2,000 members. 

Prior to his present church position, Dr. 
Weber had been Vice-President of the 
Doehler-Jarvis Division of National Lead 
Company in Toledo. He had become Di- 
rector of Human Relations with this or- 
ganization in 1950. but was soon promoted 
to the Vice-Presidency in charge of In- 
dustrial and Personnel Relations. 

Susquehanna's new President also has 
had teaching and education administration 
experience. He taught Greek and German 
at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 
Philadelphia and was Director of Religious 
Studies at the Hill School. Pottstown. 

A native of Allentown. Dr. Weber is a 
graduate of Wagner College, the Philadel- 
phia Theological Seminary, the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, and the Philadel- 
phia Episcopal Seminary, His earned de- 
grees are A.B., B.D.. S.T.M., and Th. D. 

Many Pennsylvanians know Dr. Weber 
through his pastorate at St. James Church, 
Pottstown, from 1S33 to 1946. 

While in Pottstown. Dr. Weber took an 
active part in civic affairs. He was Vice- 
President of the Board of Education, Presi- 
dent of the Pottstown Memorial Hospital 
Board, President of the Recreation Com- 
mission, Vice-President of the Community 
Concerts Association, and a member of 
the Board of the Y. M. C. A. 

In Toledo, in the same tireless fashion, 
he soon was elected to the Board at St. 
Luke's Hospital, became a member of the 
Mayor's Labor-Management Committee 
and was elected to several church offices. 

He has been Chairman of Red Cross Roll 
Calls. Cancer Fund Appeals, Community 
Chest campaigns, and War Bond Drives. 
He is a member of the Rotary Club. 

The fall edition of the Wagner College 
Alumni News says of Dr. Weber: "His 
classmates at Wagner recall that Presi- 
dent Weber was President of the Debating 
Society, Vice-President of the Student As- 
sociation, an active dramatics club mem- 
ber, and a nine-letter man in basketball, 
baseball, and football." Dr. Weber was the 
speaker at Wagner's 75th Anniversary 
Convocation in January of last year. 


He is at present a member of the Execu- 
tive Board of the Synod of Ohio and a 
member of the Board of the United Luth- 
eran Church Foundation. 

What Dr. Weber considers to be extra- 
curricular activities include several sum- 
mers in Europe leading college students 
under the auspices of the Experiment in 
International Living: a football, basket- 
ball and baseball official for the Pennsyl- 
vania Interscholastic Athletic Association 
and a member of the Eastern Intercol- 
legiate Official's Bureau. He has been 
greatly in demand as a speaker to num- 
erous civic groups. Foremen's Clubs, in- 
dustrial conferences and school commence- 
ments. He has been a popular speaker in 
several colleges in the east. 

Dr. Weber will move his family to Selins- 
grove February 1st. 

All Alumni pledge their support to Dr. 
Weber and wish him many years of 
happiness and success at Susquehanna. 

People on the campus of Susquehanna 
were scurrying busily on the eve of Oct. 
21. It was Operation Book Transfer. This 
was the task of moving .some 33.000 vol- 
umes from storage into the new Library. 
The transfer complete, the Library was 
ready for general use that week . . . 

The Music Department of S. U. has 
been the recipient recently of several gen- 
erous gifts . . . Frederick C. Stevens, a 
member of the faculty and for many years 
associated with the music department, 
turned over his entire library of voice 
literature for the use of that department 
. . . Margaret E. Keiser, '26, presently a 
private voice teacher in Phila., gave 
several volumes for the music library . . . 
William 0. Roberts, '29, who is super- 
visor of music in the Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
schools, sent a monetary gift to be used 
for "library purposes" , . . The mem- 
bers of the Lehigh Valley District Alumni 
Club also contributed money to be used 
for books and/or records . . . Dexter N. 
Weikel, '48, minister of music in the 
Messiah Lutheran Church, So. Williams- 
port. Pa., presented two outstanding re- 
cords on behalf of his choir ... On Nov. 
7, at the morning Chapel service, Mrs. 
Janet Rohrbach Robinson, '46, presented 
to Heilman Hall, a portrait of the late 
Dr. E. Edwin Sheldon, in a sincere tri- 
bute to Dr. Sheldon's lifetime of labor 
for and toward a finer institution of learn- 
ing for music students at S. U. The por- 
trait, which was done by James E. Wert, 
x'44. has been hung over the fireplace in 
the library of Heilman Hall . . . 

Selinsgrove will soon have a "Univer- 
sity Avenue". Alumni led by William M. 
Schnure, x'99, and Alumni President Gar- 
man petitioned the borough to change 
the name of W. Walnut St., in order to 
better identify the town of Selinsgrove 
with the college . . . 

Susquehanna's Chapel Choir, under the 
direction of Lavan R. Robinson, was fea- 
tured in the 9th annual radio "Festival 
of Music" on Christmas day. A network of 
eastern radio stations carried a program 
of appropriate holiday music , . . 

Susquehanna recently was the recipient 
of an unrestricted gift from the Esso 
Education Foundation for the academic 
year 1958-59. 

In the letter received with the grant, 
the Foundation emphasized its interest in 
supporting the smaller and less affluent 
institutions of higher learning. 

Dr. Smith in writing his appreciation 
said, "Those smaller colleges which you 
are interested in supporting, lend variety 
to the educational pattern and in general 
emphasize the development of character 
as an integral part of higher education. 
For your interest in such institutions we 
have profound gratitude." 



December, 1958 

Susquehannans on Parade — 

'00 ^''' ■'°''" '• Woodruff, Susque- 
00 hanna's oldest living alumnus, cel- 
brated his 94th birthday at his home on 
Nov. 24. 

f(\Q Dr. I. Hess 
5/ (J Wagner was 
guest of honor at a k^ 
testimonial dinner on B^ «i55' T 
Nov. 12 corrunemor- * 5/S^ *" ♦. 
ating his fifieth anni- 
versary as pastor of 
Trinity Evangelical 
Somerset. Pa. More 
than 1.000 people of 
all faiths turned out 
to do him honor. A ^^ , „ Wagner 
substantial cash gift 

was presented to Dr. Wagner as well as 
In 1940 S. U. conferred upon him the hon- 

fe\i\ Dr. W. Ralph Wagenseller, former 
\}\j Dean of Drexel's College of Busi- 
ness Administration, has had a confer- 
ence room at Drexel named in his honor. 
In 1940 S. U. conferred upon him the hon- 
orary degree of Doctor of Science. 

ft\t% Dr. Thomas J. Smull was honored 
yj as the "Man of the Year" at the 
Town and Gown banquet staged at the 
Ohio Northern University student center 
this fall. Dr. Smull had formerly been 
Dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio 
N. U. 

Jrti^ William A. Moyer retired this 
^ I year as a teacher in the Bethle- 
hem schools. He has moved to Cressona, 
Pa. George N. Young, Protestant Chap- 
lain at Danville, Pa. was the subject of an 
interesting article in THE LUTHERAN, 
Oct. 8. 1958. The article was written by 
Katherine Dietterle Benion, '41. 

Ity J Edith Frankenfleld Cramer has 
Jt^ recently been appointed teacher of 
Social Studies in the Harding Junior H. S. 
in Phila. She has been teaching there 
since the death of her husband in June 

'0*7 ^'y^^ ''• Spitiner, president of 

J I Philadelphia's Poor Richard Club, 
and a group of ten members and friends 
pilgrimaged to Europe in Oct. and present- 
ed a silver medal of achievement to 
French Premier Charles De Gaulle. A 
similar medal was given to Sir Harry 
Brittain, founder of the Commonwealth 
Press Union of Great Britain. 

f*iQ Caroline Grubb Reisinger and her 
JO hu.sband were tour directors for 
a nine weeks tour of Europe this summer 
sponsored by the Shippensburg State 
Teacher's College. They plan a similar 
lour next summer. Mrs. Reisinger is the 
cataloguer for the Shippensburg public 

library and Mr. Reisinger is chairman of 
the English Dept. at Shippensburg S. T. C. 
Preston H. Smith, well known to many 
alumni and active in the general Alumni 
Association, was elected by the University 
Board of Directors to finish the unexpired 
term of his late father, Dan Smith, Jr. who 
had served on the Board for more than 
forty years. 

f A 't George J. 
*J I Herman asso- 
ciate professor of 
Civil Engineering at 
Montana State Col- 
lege, has been ap- 
pointed Assistant 
Dean of Engineering 
at that college. Mel- 
vln W. Jones this 
year moved from 
Keyport, N. J., High 
to Middleton, N. J., 
he is Director of Gui- 



George J. Herman 

High School where 


The Rev. John C. Ickes is now pa.s- 
tor of the Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Shamokin. Pa. He had been Executive 
Secretary of the Bronx Division of the 
Protestant Church Council, N. Y. C, for 
the past four years. 

Lawrence M. Isaacs has been pro- 




with Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa. 
as of July 1. 

Dr. Joseph 
Mig I larese 
has been named 
head of Colgate-Pal- 
molive Co.'s new 
laboratory for Bio- 
logical Research lo- 
cated at New Brun.s- 
^^^^ wick. N. J. He has 

^^^WP^^H been a member of 
^m f^ ^ ^^M Colgate's Research 
^^ ^^^ and Development 

team for three years. 
Dexter N. Weikel joined the facul- 
ty of the School of Music here at 
Susquehanna in Oct., on a part-time basis. 
Twice a week he comes to Selinsgrove 
from So. Williamsport to teach organ. 

>y|A Lillian Kepner Larrimore, her son 
^y and her husband have been living 

in Bangkok, Thailand for more than a 

year. Her husband is with the U. S. 

Government's foreign aid and techanical 

assistance program. 

>f"A Donald Wissinger is now guidance 
director lor the W. York. Pa. H. S. 
Rowie Durden is working on his 
doctorate at Teachers College, 

Columbia U. and at the same time serves 

the college as part-time instructor in 
clarinet. Pat Heathcote, in July, won the 
Women's Singles Tennis Championship in 
\ork. Pa. Harold "Bus" Carr received 
from Penn Stale U. in Aug. the degree of 
Master of Education in Guidance. He is 
now guidance counselor in the Troy, Pa. 
H. S. J. Robert Dunlap is with the Augs- 
burg State Opera in Germany. Jackey 
MacKeever, much to the delight of her 
Susquehanna friends, did an outstanding 
job in a two hour TV program, Nov. 30 
with Rosalind Rus.sell in "Wonderful 




nedd I 


hout F 



Ellle Smith Burley is teaching in 
the Commercial Dept. of the Mont- 
gomery, Pa. Area H. S. Husband Dick is 
working at Sprout. Waldron & Co. in 
Muncy. Pa. 

Nancy Richards McLain is teach- 
ing 6th grade in the Upper Gwy- 
nedd Elementary School. West Point, Pa. 

Anna Jane AAoyer received her 

master's degree in Library Science 

from Drexel Institute of Technology in 

June. She is now Librarian at the Oster- 

hout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 

Carole A. Sadosuk is now teaching 
at the West Snyder Area Joint 

School and living in Beavertown. Pa. 

>Crj Sheldon Johnson is teaching in the 
30 Newport Junior H. S. in Wheaton, 

M'd. George Dodge is living in Lewisburg, 

Pa. and teaching in the Kelly Twp. grade 


X'Cft Marian Bowman was promoted 
^y to Financial Sect't for the 
Somerset, Pa. Joint Schools. She had for- 
merly been sec't to the elementary princi- 
pal. Elizabeth Lauver is a student in Busi- 
ness Ed. at the U. of Miami, Fla. John 
Krohn is serving with the U. S. Army and 
.stationed at Fort Dix, N. J. Frances Wirt 
is studying Chemical Engineering at the 
U. of P. in Phila. 

X»/»/\ Priscilla Lantz McNitt is em- 
OU ployed at the Lewi.stown Hospi- 
tal as Medical Sec't. Lynne Van Server is 
with the Campbell Soup Co. in N. J. as a 
sec't. Carole A. Duncan is a legal sec't with 
Wallace, Yeomans, Douglas and Gerry in 
N. J. Audrey Dry is working for the N. J. 
Menhaden Products, Inc. Helene Schu- 
macher is with Dr. Kenneth E. Appel & 
A.ssoc.'s, Penn. Institute, Phila. as medical 
sec't. Mrs. Loreen Close is living in the 
Royal Village Trailer Court, Inkster, 
Mich. Sandra Kimmel is in nur,ses' train- 
ing at the Cohimbia U. Medical Center, 
N. Y. C. Carol L. Mackel is working for a 
specialist in .Johnstown as a medical 
sec't. Sandra L. Risser lias secured a posi- 
tion as stenographer in a government 
agency in Wash., D. C, Nancy Bricker is 
with the sales dept. of Metropolitan Edi 
son Co. ^'ork. Pa. in a secretarial capa- j 

December, 1958 



Just Married. . . stork stalking . . . NECROLOGY 

Dr. A. William Ahl, 12 to Mrs. Beulali 
Schonio, Sept. 15 in Williamsport, Pa. 
They are now residing in Selinsgrove. 
Dr. Ahl taught at S. U. for 27 years. 

Judith Anderson, x'59 to George Zucker, 
July 12. They are living in Indianapolis, 

Gloria Beaver, .\'60 to Ray H. Mincemoyer. 
They reside in Mifflinburg, Pa. 

Mary Ann Dixon, '53 to William E. Nyer, 
'52, April 19 in York, Pa. Their present 
address is 300 W. Maple St. Dallastown, 

Priscilla Lantz, x'60 to William J. McNitt, 
III, Aug. 23. They have taken up resi- 
dence in Milroy, Pa. 

Edith Parr, x'60 to Werner W. Koenighaus. 
They are making their home in Pom- 
pano Beach, Fla. 

Joanne H. Quick, x'55 to John S. Spangler, 
Nov. 1 at New Cumberland, Pa. Mrs. W. 
Reuben Henry, nee Lana Fegley, x'55 
was one of her attendants. 

Jane Sanders, x'60 to Donald Lehmer in 
July. Don is in his third year as S. U. 
and Jane is keeping the home-fires burn- 
ing in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Louis F. Santangelo, '50 to Agnes E. Lav- 
ieri of Barkhamsted, Conn, on June 14. 
They are living in Winsted, Pleasant Val- 
ley, Conn. 

Kathleen Schnerr, '52 to Richard T. Price, 
M. D. on Aug. 9 in Nazareth. Pa. They 
are presently living in Montgomery, 
Ala. where Dr. Price is with the U. S. 
Air Force. 

Gary Schroeder, '57 to Sue Carmint, x'59. 
They are making their home in Prospect 
Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Patricia Ann Sipe, '56 to James L. Sea- 
sholtz, '58 on Aug. 16 in Harrisburg, Pa. 
They reside in Punxsutawney. Pa. 

Richard C. Smith, Jr., '58 to Joyce E. 
Smith on June 8 in Dover, Del. They are 
residing in Wilmington, Del. Richard 
Overgaard '.58 and Gordon Thompson, 
'58 served as ushers for the bridegroom. 

Julie F. Stauffer, x'59 to C. Allan Bender, 
Aug. 2, at Terre Hill, Pa. where they now 

Well Known Former 

Dean of Women, Married 

Miss Erma L. Sambrook, former Dean of 
Women at S. U., was married Sept. 11 
to Hiram Rockwell Bennett of Troy, Pa. 

Mrs. Bennett, well known to many S. U. 
Alumni, had been Dean of Women at 
Ogontz Center, Phila. prior to her mar- 
riage. Her husband is an architect and 
although his work is in Elmira, N. Y. 
they make their home in Troy, Pa. 

Acciavatti, a daughter. Diane, born Oct. 
17 to Mr. and Mrs, Richard E. Acciavat- 
ti, x'50. Baby Diane joins two older 
brothers, Bobby and Ricky. 

*Boyer, twin sons, on Oct. 11 to Robert D. 
and Carolyn Lucas, '54 Boyer. The proud 
parents have named the boys Robert 
Daniel, Jr. and Paul Llewellyn. 

Diehl, a son, Steven Curtis on Dec. 15, to 
John E., '52 and Maxine Chambers, '52 
Diehl. The Diehls have a daughter Deb- 
bie, age 2' 2. 

Doney, a son. Keith Douglas - by adoption 
to William, '56 and Pamela McKegg, 
'53 Doney on Oct. 25. 

Gormley, a daughter. Lise Louise, to 
James J.. '55 and Elsie Gruber, '56 
Gormley. May 24 in Phila., Pa. 

Hall, a daughter. Nan Patricia born on 
Oct. 26 to William and Patricia Rum- 
baugh, '52 Hall. Baby Nan is a most wel- 
come playmate for sister Brenda. 

^Mickatavage, twin sons, Robert Grant 
and George David, to Robert, '54 and 
Jane Cline, '54 Mickatavage. The blessed 
event took place on Oct. 18. 

Newman, a daughter, Nancy Ellen to Wil- 
liam and Grace McKeever, '51 Newman 
on June 2. Nancy Ellen is the second 
daughter in the Newman family. 

Prichard, a daughter. Daryl Jean, born 
on Sept. 26 to Mr. and Mrs. William H. 
Prichard. '52. 

'Wissinger, twin daughters, on Dec. 19, to 
Donald E., '50 and Flora Barnhart, '51 

* The Alumni Office would like to add that 
the Boyers. the Mickatavages and the 
Wissingers should have honorable men- 
tion for service above and beyond the 
call of duty to S. U. To you, we doff our 

Admissions . . . 

As of Dec. 1, applications reaching the 
Admissions Office had increased by about 
20 per cent over last year. As is true each 
year, the better qualified candidates apply 
early and there is a high percentage of 

Men students, year after year, seem to 
wait till the last minute, although on 
every side they hear of the importance of 
early application. 

Susquenanna is always heartened by the 
large number of Alumni who refer good 
students to their Alma Mater. Not a day 
goes by, but some Alumnus writes about 
a neighbor's son or daughter, or a rela- 
tive who is ready for college. These pros- 
pects will continue to receive immediate 
and full consideration, but the Admissions 
Office seeks the co-operation of the Alumni 
in referring only well qualified students 
and urging them to apply early as possible. 

Lt. Col. John A. Auchmuty, '32, and his 
wife Myrtle were killed instantly in an 
auto accident, Dec. 15, in Phila. They are 
survived by a son of West Palm Beach, 
Fla., and a daughter, 12 at home. 

The Rev. Louis F. Gunderman '04, pastor 
emeritus of Holy Trinity Church, Flint, 
Mich., and statistician of the Michigan 
Synod, died November 23. A graduate of 
Hamma Divinity School, he served pas- 
torates in Nebraska, Illinois, and Michi- 
gan, where he was Michigan Synod sta- 
tistician for more than 30 years. While 
serving a pastorate at Ann Arbor, he 
organized student work at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan and was student pastor 
there for 5 years. 

The Rev. William L. Price, '02, died Dec. 
8 in the York, Pa., Hospital. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and several nieces 
and nephews. 

Graif M. Staib, '13, died at his home in 
Montgomery, Pa. on Nov. 11. He had 
been vice-president of the First National 
Bank of Montgomery at the time of his 
death. Surviving are his wife, two sisters 
and two brothers. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles Milton Teufel, '07, 
died unexpectedly on Oct. 14 in Milton, 
Pa. where he had lived since 1952. Well 
known for his interest in sports and 
athletics. Dr. Teufel had coached all 
major sports while attending Susque- 
hanna's Seminary. He is survived by his 
wife and three children. 

Gleason Wayne Whipple, x'59, died Nov. 
22 in the Sunbury, Pa. Community Hospi- 
tal. He had been a patient there for one 
month. Survived by his wife, a daugh- 
ter and both parents, at the time of his 
death he had been a senior in the Busi- 
ness Administration Dept. at S. U. 

J. Clyde Ziegler, '27, died Nov. 9 in the 
Harrisburg, Pa. General Hospital. Until 
his retirement m 1953, he had taught 
at Harrisburg's William Penn Senior High 
School. He is survived by his wife and 
a brother. 


Make Plans Now 
To Be On Campus 

SAT., MAY 2 



December, 1958 

Dr. Linebaugh Dies 
November 19, 1958 

At S. U. Since 1921 

Dr. Percy Mathias Linebaugh. Director 
of Susquehanna's School of Music, died 
in the Sunbury Community Hospital. 
November 19. He had been hospitalized 
with a heart condition. 


Dr. LLnebaugh, well known throughout 
Penna. for his leadership in music educa- 
tion, was born in York. Pa., in 1894. He 
attended Lebanon Valley College, and re- 
ceived his degree in 1911. He did gra- 
duate work at the Peabody Conservatory. 
Baltimore. M'd.. and studied organ pri- 
vately with Charles Courboin. 

Coming to Susquehanna in 1921, Dr. 
Linebaugh was appointed acting head of 
the Conservatory uoon the death of Dr. 
E. Edwin Sheldon in 1948. In 1951 he as- 
sumed all responsibilities for the depart- 
ment's program. Also in 1951, Susque- 
hanna conferred upon him the honorary 
degree of doctor of music. 

The Sunbury Item in an editorial said: 
"DEDICATED PEOPLE are the motivat- 
ing forces in any institution of higher 
learning, and the death of Dr. P. M. 
Linebaugh, Director of Susquehanna Uni- 
versity's School of Music, emphasizes that 

"His 37-year affiliation with the univer- 
sity covered a period of significant ad- 
vances in which he played a sizable role. 
And throughout the history of Susquehanna 
men of his caliber, by singular devotion, 
have made their contributions. They have 
left a rich legacy as well as a ringing 

Classes Plan for 
S-y ear Reunions 

With the splendid co-operation of class 
representatives, the past few years have 
seen very successful alumni day pro- 
grams. This is the time when class re- 
unions are held and, at five-year intervals, 
class members return to the campus to 
meet and frolic with those college friends 
from whom they never can be separated. 
The following classes are due to cele- 
brate anniversaries on May 2. 

Anniversary Year 

50th 1909 

45th 1914 

40th 1919 

35th 1924 

30th 1929 

25th 1934 

20th 1939 

15th 1944 

10th 1949 

.5th 1954 

11 will be the duty of the president of 
the above classes to plan for those re- 
unions. Even though the president might 
find it impossible to be present, he or 
she should be willing to put the necessary 
time into promoting the event. 

The Alumni Office stands ready to co- 
operate with class officers by supplying 
lists of class members and doing the neces- 
sary mimeographing and mailing. 


across to the Alumni, the need for a re- 
sponse on their part. Former President 
Eliot of Harvard University has said: 
"It is, of cuitrsc, largely by the 
extent of the support accorded to a 
college by its own graduates that 
the world judges of the right of that 
college to seek cooperation of others 
in jilanning for the future. An in- 
stitution that cannot rally to its 
financial assistance the men who 
have taken its degrees and whose 
diploma is their passport into the 
world is in a poor position to ask 
assistance from others. It is not 
merely what Alumni give; it is the 
fact that they do give that is of su- 
preme importance." 

Your Alma Mater is depending on you 
to support the 1959 Alumni Loyalty Fund. 

challenge to educators and students alike, 
and the public at large is deeply indebted 
to them, one and all." 

Dr. Linebaugh was married to the for- 
mer Naomi L. Ulrich. '25. who preceded 
him in death a year ago. 

He is survived by a daughter and two 
grandchildren, all of Selinsgrove. 

Prominent S. U. 
Bd. Member Dies 

Dr. Latimer S. Landes of York, Pennsyl- 
vania, who had been a member of the 
Board of Directors of Susquehanna Uni- 
versity for twenty years, died suddenly in 
his home Sunday. December 21. 


Dr. Landes was born and spent his early 
boyhood in the environs of Selinsgrove but 
mo\ed to York in his early years. He 
graduated from Susquehanna University in 
1911 and immediately entered .Jefferson 
Medical College. Philadelphia. 

Having been elected to Susquehanna's 
Board of Directors in June. 1939, he 
served for the past 10 years as a member 
of the Executive Committee. 

Dr. G. Morris Smith, president of Sus- 
quehanna, in commenting on Dr. Landes' 
death, said. "In the death of Dr. Latimer 
S. Landes. Susquehanna University has 
lost one of her real friends and most loyal 
supporters. Since graduating from Susque- 
hanna, he manifested an enthusiastic in- 
terest in the progress of the University and 
was never too busy to give time and 
thought to the meetings of the Board. As 
a man. he was a friendly, jovial person 
and a good medical counselor to thousands 
who will mourn his passing." 

As an active member of the York-Han- 
over District Alumni Club. Dr. Landes 
rarely missed a meeting and was always 
willing to coun.sel with the officers on any 
problem. He contributed heavily with both 
time and money to the York Scholarship 

There survives his wife and one son, 
both living in York. 

December, 1958 



0nward, ye 

Football Winds Up 
With 3-4 Record 

Ferraro Named All-American 



Ralph W. Ferraro 

Ralph W. Ferraro, 
co-captain of the Cru- 
sader's football team 
received national re- 
cognition this year 
when he was named 
the Williamson Foot- 
ball Rating System. 
A. A. Stagg, Jr., Pro- 
fessor of Physical 
Education at the Uni- 
versity made the an- 
nouncement during half-time at the S. U.- 
Ursinus basketball game on Dec. 13. 

Ferraro. who aspires to a career in NFL 
after his graduation from S. U. in 196(i 
shifted from a tackle spot to center at 
the start of the 1958 season and bulwarked 
the Crusader's defenses all year. He gain- 
ed first team honors on all-opponent teams 
of practically every team S. U. met this 
fall, and was selected Honorable Mention 
on both All State and Middle Atlantic 
States teams. 

College athletic departments and coach- 
es participate in the balloting for the Wil- 
liamson Rating System honors. 

Ferraro, 20 years old - 220 lbs., will play 
his fourth season varsity ball for Susque- 
hanna next year. 

Sharing Honorable Mention with Ferraro 
on both All State and Middle Atlantic 
States teams was star half-back John 
Yanuklis. Both boys hail from Coach 
"Whitey" Keil's hometown area. 

Coaches Keil and Pittello had a fine 
team in action this past season, but got 
very few breaks after the first three 

At a dinner held for the team at the 
Dutch Pantry on Nov. 17th, Coach Keil 
labeled the '58 squad "The best I have 
had since accepting the coaching reins 
here four years ago . . . They are the 
most spirited co-operative unit in my 
coaching regime." 

The Orange and Maroon finished with a 
3-4 record, but the won-lost tally doesn't 
tell the real story of the season. The com- 
paratively inexperienced 28-man squad, 
one of the smallest, if not the smallest in 
Middle Atlantic Conference circles, battl- 
ed each opponent all the way and dropped 

Pictured above are Coaches and Co-Captains of the 1958 football team during the 

annual banquet held at the Dutch Pantry. L. to R. Ralph Ferraro, Jersey City, 

N. J., Carl Shoemaker, Ashland; Coaches Keil and Pittello, and Ray Richie, 


Basketball Team Faced With Tough Schedule. 
Coach Barr, In 2nd. Season, Real Leader. 

With three basketball games and only promising freshmen to fill the gap next 

one win to report, the basketball team, year. Those staring in early season games 

in its second season under the tutelage of have been: Gene Witiak of Aldan, Pa.; 

John E. Barr, has to fight heavy odds to Harry Powers, Selinsgrove; Bob Probert, 

win .500 of its games. W. Hazleton, Pa.; Maurice Bobst, Hawley, 

„. , ,^ •.. ™ , J 1 „ Pa. and George Moore of Ashland, Pa. 

High-scoring Keith Tyler received a leg 

injury in the first game and will be side- The schedule follows: 

lined for an indefinite period. The team. Dee. e— wiikes A 

however, intends to show one and all 'Dec. is— Ursinus H 

, , .. , , 1 J 1 Dec. 15 — Lebanon Valley .' H 

that It does not depend on one man alone. ^^^ s-Gettysburg A 

Coach Barr feels that the team has more J*"- s— Mansfield H 

depth this year and should be able to ^, ':::^!rZ.^rZZZ:ZZ:Zi: n 

handle any situation that may arise on j^^^ n— Western Maryland a 

the hardwoods. Jan. 31— Wagner A 

., . ., Feb. 4 — Lycoming H 

With three seniors on the roster, the p^^ ?— Washington H 

coach is working hard to bring along four Feb. 9— Rider H 

Feb. 11 — Scranton A 

Feb. 13— Hartwick H 

, ■ . . Feb. 17— F. & M. A 

three of its games by an aggregate of just ,j,^^ 21— Drexei H 

10 points. Feb. 23— Lycoming A 

,, , , , Feb. 25 — Juniata H 

At the banquet, the boys presented ^^^^ 27— Upsaia A 

Coaches Keil and Pittello with handsome Feb. 28— Rutgers s. j. a 

gifts. Former Coach Stagg, Jr., was also .Home afternoon game, starting time 2:30 P. M. 
presented with a gift. Home evening games. Starting time 8:00 P. M. 



December, 1958 

Alumni Office In 
Search of Lost Sheep 

Ancther plea for HELP from Ihc Alunini Office! 
Please — anyone knowinj; the whereabouts of the 
following people — let us in on the secret. Many 
of you were a bis help last time - but we still 
hive far too many "poor little sheep who have 
gone astray - and this Bo-Peep can't tell where 
to find them." 

Below are the ver>- latest "sheep" whose mail 
was returned to us marked "imclaimed" or "un- 
known," and there then follows the alphabetical 
list which we began in the March issue. 
Walter S. Vanpoyck, •37, ,5900 S. \V. ISOth St., 

Miami, Fla. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Urban, '28, '29, 7017 2Sth 

Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Myra C. Bnwersox, ■20. 124 .\'. Bailey. Apt. I.t. 

Fort Worth, Texas. 
Mrs. Naomi Day Wood, "47, 34 Gill R'd, Water- 
town, N. Y. 
John B. Doran. '.50. 1875 Dekalb St., Bridgeport 

The Rev. G. Robert Booth. '41. Pleasant Valley. 

N. Y. 
Mrs. Jeanne Hoflord Parsons. '37. 309 Delaware 

Ave., Wilmington 3, Dela. 
J. Robert Recder, .^'32, Northway R'd, Williams- 
port, Pa. 
Alice N. Musselman, 510. 860 S. 57th St., Om.-iha, 

Mrs. E. Eunice Arentz Knupp, '40, Fclton, N. Y. 
Chester A. Severs, x'42. 1519 Jackson Dr., Sacra- 
mento. Calif. 
Mrs. Carohii Frantz Bnmschwvler. x'57. 3717 

Chestnut St.. Philadelphia 4, Pa. 
Robe.t S. Maddocks. '47, 1550 Glen Keith R'd., 

Towson, Md. 
Mary C. G;>nnon, '30, 1900 N. Park St., Philadel- 
phia 22, Pa. 
Joseph Franklin Gaul, '16, Sunburv-, Pa. 
Anna J. Gavin, '28, Inkennan, Pa. 
William M. Gaylor, '09. 

K. Irene Geiser, 39, Box 134, Palmyra, Pa. 
Leafy Francis Giles, '16, Ocala. Fla. 
Edward T. Gorman, '28. 44 Main St.. Inkennan, 

Joseph A. Grady. '31, 87 Merritt St.. Wilkes-Barre. 

Helen B. Grapski. '31. 457 State St.. Plymouth. Pa. 
Mrs. Margaret Gray. '13. 620 State St.. Curwens- 

ville. Pa. 
William Griffiths, x. 890 Lancaster St.. Albany, 

N. Y. 
Walter Grim, x'44, 2523 Ridge St., Berkley 9, Calif. 
Mrs. Lois Young Guistwhite, '49, 137 S. 2nd St., 

Steelton. Pa. 
Charles Gundnim, x'43, .\ir Corp Training Detach- 
ment, Tulsa. Okla. 
Aaron Sailor Gunzberger, '17, 615 Diverscy Park- 
way. Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. Mary L. Hafer, x'08, WatsontovTO, Pa. 
Hugh Handford, x'34, 515 N. Pittsburgh St., Con- 

nellsville. Pa. 
Mrs. Galdice Sigworth Harrington, '18. 1536 E. 

82nd St.. Cleveland. Ohio. 
Forrest J. Harter. '50. 1209 Green St.. Harrisburg, 

Paul L. Haukek, '26, 411 Arthur Ave., Endicott, 

.\. Y. 
Elmer C. Hawk, '34, White Hill Industrial School. 

White Hill, Pa. 
John D. Heikcs, '30, 30 Taylor Blvd., Harrisburg. 

The Rev. W. W. Heim. 05. Roulette. Pa. 
Clifford B. Hennig. '29. 204 Maple St.. Savre. Pa. 
Essie V. Henninger, '17. Shamokin. Pa. 
Aitis G. Herbster. Cleveland. Ohio. 
Stewart B. Hettig. '32, 7 S. Regent St.. Wilkes- 
Barre. Pa. 
Emily K. Hill. '32, 1517 Clay Ave.. Scranton, Pa. 
Dr. Pern T. Hahn, x'16, 5613 Green St., Germ.ln- 

town. Phila.. Pa. 
Myrtle M. Hoke, 1222 N'. Third St., Harrisburg, Pa. 
John Householder, '22, Port Trevorton, Pa. 
Merle E. Hubbard, '32, 13 South St.. Greenfield, 

Winficld S. Hudkins, '."Jl, 11 \. Broom St., Madi- 
son, Wise. 
Clarence A. Hurst, '26, 620 K. Governors Ave., 

Dover, Dela. 
John Imler, x'29. Phoenix, Ariz. 
Walter H. Ilfert, '53, Hazleton, Pa. 
The Rev, Edward H. lohns, '27. Hopewood, Pa. 
Sylvanus Jtmes, '08, Edwardsvillc, Pa. 


POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 

J.iims \'. Joid.ui. '25. 1059 .\lliright Ave.. Scran- 

t:;n. Pa. 
Mrs. Ma\e Snyder Keith. '41. L'ni\-ersit\- of .\ri- 

zona, Tucson, .\riz. 
John W. K.ller, x'09, Etters, Pa. 
Benjamin B. Kemp. '.32, 254 Robert St., Xanticoke. 

Frank L. Kerstetter, '09, Xanticoke. Pa. 
.Mrs. John Ketner, .\. .\ltoona. Pa. 
John W. Keyes, '29, 601 Moosic R'd.. Moosic. Pa. 
Mrs. Helen Lahr Kimble, x'33. 2923 E. St., San 

Bernardino, Calif. 
Marvin W. Klick, '25, Lake Mohawk St., Sparta. 

N. J. 
Claries Kloss. x'94. Biglcrville, Pa. 
George D. Knight. '27. 117 Sherman Ave.. New 

Haven. Conn. 
William B. Lahr. '96, 944 Carolton Ave., Lake 

Wales, Fla. 
.Margaret Lambert, x. New Brunswick. N. J. 
'Mrs. Faye Satzler Leadmon, '.50. 1012 N. Third 

St.. Harrisburg. Pa. 
The Rev. Milo .■\. Lecrone. '21. Colorado Springs, 

Lee R. Walter. '09. 500 Coleridge Ave.. Altoona. 

Jack Levy. x'45. 
Gerald S. Leib. .\'42. 1334 \'emon St.. Harrisburg, 

John Lisinski. '3.5. Plains. Pa. 
Ra> K. Long, '28, .\dora .\pts., Cannine St., New 

York City. 
Paul S. Lubold, '37, Danville. Pa. 
Kuth Lyter. '04, Sunhury, Pa. 

.Mrs. Jennie Scharf McCarrell, '06, Lewistown, Pa. 
Frank .McGroarty, '29, 26 E. Thomas St., North 

End, Pa. 
Mrs. Eliz.d>eth Watkins McMillen, '30, Pittsburgh, 

21, Pa. 
Mrs. Ruth Wray Maddox. '14, Upland, Ind. 
Leila H. Magee, x. Centre Hall, Pa. 
Mrs. Esfelle Pejrl Marcuse, '33, 4318 LaLuz St., 

El Paso, Texas 
Mrs. Mar^■ Martens, x, 328 Hanover Ave., Oakland, 

Milton Martin x'34, R. D., York, Pa. 
Jacob H. Meehin, '29, Miners Mills, Pa. 
Edwin J. Menapace, '53, 8307 14th Ave., Hyatts- 

ville, Md. 
Mrs. Sarah Luch Mench, '21, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Albert C. Mever, '34, 1725 Penn Ave., Scr.inton, 

Mrs. Marv .^nn Fox Wagenseller, '37, 162 Bare- 
ford St., Detroit, Mich, 
Floyd Miller. '06. Lewisburg. Pa, 
Jaeib D<!nald Miller, '19, Bloomsburg, Pa. 
Dr. Ward C. Miller, x. 644 Revere R'd,, Penn 

Valley, Morrisville, Pa. 
Mrs. Shiriev Reich Milligan, x'29. 
Frank Milton, x'28, 6200 Larchwood Ave., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 
J, H. & Peiiri Kecler Morrison, '20. '21. 19 Roue- 
wood Terrace. Rochester. N. Y. 
George E. & Beatrice DeWire Moser, '31. '31. 

Greensburg. Pa. 
Grace Machette. '03. Mechanicsburg. Pa. 
-(ilbert C. Mver. '34. 2475 Porter St.. Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Xeideigh, '17. Mifflintown. Pa. 
George S, Oberdorf. x'34. Xogales. Ariz. 
Mrs. Mar>' Feehrer Odou. '18. 423 Reynolds St.. 

S. Williamsport. Pa. 
Mrs. Maude Lucas Owens. '24. Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
Dr. Donald M. Pace. '28. 2030 Sumner St.. Lin- 
coln. Nebr. 
.Mrs. .Xadia Zaremha Phillips. '44. 3500 Chamber- 

lavne Ave., Richmond. Va. 
George E, Phillips. '36, 1347 Brvant St.. X. E., 

Washington IS. D. C. 
Michiel R. Pittle. X. Conms Christie. Texas. 
.Mrs. Olive Williard Raker. '31. Shamokin, Pa. 
Albert Reariek. "20, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Kenneth X. Heed, '26. Cobalt. Conn. 
J. Marion Reiihenbaeh, '31. Hemdon, Pa. 
The Rev. Walter K. Reifsnvder. '27, Lebanon, Pa. 
Edward E. Richarils. '47. Mt, Pleasant Mills. Pa. 
The Rev. Clyde S. '25, 
Bamer Rine. '07. Beavertown. Pa. 

l(a\inoiul H. Rinehimer. '36. 370 Chestnut St., 

Warrior Run, Pa. 
.Mrs. J. H. Ross, Centre Hall, Pa. 
James A. Ruddy, '27, 900 W. Main St.. Plymouth, 

J, Br>ce Sardiga. '38. Carthage College. Carthage, 

Robe;t M, Sausaman. '10. 1746 Quoit Road. Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

.Mrs, Kathnn Bittner Saylor, '32, Box 264. Bagdad, 

Lloyd E. Saylor. x'29. 919 Clinton, Phila.. Pa. 

John Anthonv Schiavo, '33. 35 Diamond Street, 
Hazleton. Pa. 

Josepn A. Schmidt. '33. P. O. Box 33, Baltimore, 

.Mrs. Mar>' Schnure Thompson, x'Ofi, 1250 X. La- 
Brea St., Holhwood, Calif. 

Fred G. Schoch, '08, New Berlin. Pa. 

Charles Schreiner. '16. Frankfurt. Germany. 

Helen G. Schultz, x'29, 360 Tulpehocken , St. 
Phila.. Pa. 

Benjamin X. Schwartz. Mty.. '28, 3407 Michigan 
.^ve.. East Chicago, Ind. 

Sanford S. Shambaugh, '07, 1180 Riverside Dr., 
.Akron. Ohio. 

The Rev. Allen C. Shue, 510, 131 S. Beaver St., 
York, Pa. 

Ira .Merrill Smith, '09, Elderton, Pa. 

Mrs. Catherine McKeehan Smith, '28, Camanche, 

Dr. G. C. Snyder, x. 507 E. Main St., Lebanon, 

Vaughn S. Spotts, '30, P. O. Box 363, Williamsport, 

Estella Stahl, '09, Sunburv, Pa. 

Gladys M. Staub, '29. 

Winifred Stevens, '03, Phila., Pa. 

Clarence Stewart, x, East Mont. Dais\'town. Pa. 

Charles W. Stroup. '32. Chambersburg. Pa. 

Dr. Reginald Stroup. x'2H, 385 Morris St.. Albanv. 
X. Y. 

Charles A. Sullivan. '51. 309 E. Pittsburgh St., 
Greensburg. Pa. 

Edward W. Taylor, '17, 667 S. Hoover St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

Richard H. Tice, x'35, 914 Howell St., Seattle 1, 

Madolin M. Tucker. '35. 1664 Washington Ave., 
Northampton. Pa. 

Peter E. Turick. Attv.. '21. 2628 E. Willis Street, 
Detroit, Mich. 

Walter B, Wagner. '51. 369 W. Fifth St,. Lewis- 
town. Pa, 

Goldie Marie Walker. '20. Shamokin. Pa. 

R. Lee Walter. '09. 500 Coleridge Axe.. Altoona, 

Mrs. Eleanor O'Donnell Wargn\ , '2S, 7102 Clivc 
R'd.. Upper Darby, Pa. 

John E. Wasileskie.' '31, 1124 16th St., N. E., 
Washington. D. C. 

Carl Wehner, 31 \ ictor St., Trenton, N. J. 

Ch.-sl<r J. West, '22, 3015 Jonestown R'd., Har- 
risburg. Pa. 

Lillian M. Whittington, '53, Union Hospital, Ells- 
ton. Md. 

Warren W. Wightman, x'40, 317 S. Oak St., Mt. 
Cannel. Pa. 

Arline S. Williams, '28, 37 S. Regent St., Wilkes- 
Barre. Pa. 

Mrs. Jane Silve\ Willman, x'55, 3925 Clearview 
Ave., Davton 9. Ohio. 

Harr>- Z. Wilt, x'26, 1031 S. Queen St., York. Pa. 

Walter Wolston. *51, 1 Homestead Park, Newark, 
X. J. 

Glenn R. Work, '10, Arthurdale, W. Va. 

Jav W. Worthington, '33, 51 Sunnvside Dr., Yonk- 
'ers, X. Y. 

Mrs. Edith Ash Wright, x'3I, 204 Adams Ave., 
State College. Pa. 

Mildred D, Wynn. '28. Pennington R'd.. Upper 

Robert B. Yohev, '06, 145 Weststate R'd., Upper 
Darin, Pa. 

John G. Yost, '29, 703 N. W. 14th Ave., Gaines- 
ville, Fla. 

The Rev. Alvin Yungcl, '08, Breklum, Germany. 

losipb Zayarich, x'42, 1527 Spring Garden St., 
Phila., Pa, 


W M M '"% "f "W "W #%' 


Hon. President 

Dr. Jo)in I. Woodruff, '88 


Raymond P. Garman, Sr., '30 

1st Vice President 

Lawrence M. Isaacs. '43 

s?«rf I'iVf President 

Mrs. Mary Farlling: Holhvay, '28 


Mrs. Lavan R. Robinson. '46 


W. David Gross, '47 


Edwin M. Brungart, '00 

JHciti be r-a t -large 

Dr. Glenn L. Musser, '41 

Paul M. Haines. "31 

Alumni Rep. on Univ. B'd. of Trustees 
Clyde R. Spitzner, '37 


The // , 

The /i Susquehanna 


March, 1959 



Dan MacCuish 

Mary E. Wert 


Dean Russell Gait, 19.^8-1959 

Dr. Weber's Message 

Fire Inspectors at S.U. 

Dr. G. M. Smith Gift 

Dr. Armstrong in South America 

Lynne O. Ramer 

District Club News 

Susquehannans on Parade 

Support of Our Alma Mater 

Onward, ye Crusaders 

No. 3 

New Pj.siclcnt .md Mrs. Ciistavc \V. W'rli.r, al- 
though finding a thousand things to do since com- 
iiiK t(» Ihj Ciimpiis Ffh. 1. took time out to pose for 
our photographer. 

In the short time the> have )>een in residence, 

the> ha\f "anned the hearts of all "ho have met '^*' Alumnus is published four times a >ear hy Stisrinehanna Vniversit>, in the month.s «>f September, 

.. ' ... December, March and Juni-. Entered as second-class matter. September 26, 1931, at the Post Office in 

^'"^" Selinsprove, Pa., under the act of August 24. 1912. 

Russell Galt, Dean 1938 - 1959 


tITH HEAVY HEARTS, staff members of the University raised tlie campus flag at iialf mast iii tiie 
pearly morning fiours of Monday, March 16, to announce the death of Dean Russell Gait. The Dean 
had quietly passed away in his sleep during the night. 

Friend and counselor to all students at Susquehanna since 1938, the Dean had also held the respect 
and affection of hundreds of older alumni who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. As a 
small token of this esteem the Alumni Council arranged for a floral tribute to be sent to the Funeral Home. 
Some alumni sent contributions to the Snyder County Cancer Society in his memory. 

When it had appeared that the Dean's health would not permit him to continue in his work, on Feb. 
4 he announced his retirement, to take efTect in June. Taking this announcement with a deep sense 
of loss, his faculty members prepared a citation in recognition of his long and devoted service and pre- 
sented it to him on February 12. In the citation, brought to the Dean by Dr. John J. Houtz, '08, his 
friends said: 

". . . We honor you as a faithful leader and esteem you as a friend and counselor. You have given 
tireless and unstinting service to Christian education. Clearly, you have elevated the standards of teach- 
ing and scholarship in our school. With affection we salute you as teacher, scholar, and Christian gentle- 
man. You are to us the symbol of all the good things for which Su.squehanna University stands." 

.41umni President, Raymond P. Garman said, "A true friend has been lost to the Alumni and Sus- 
quehanna University. Dean Gait was a wise man and very fair in his dealings with all of us. His Chris- 
tian principles in living and teaching shall remain in the hearts of all forever." 

Dean Gait was seventy at the time of his death. He had come to Susquehanna twenty-one years ago 
from St. Lawrence University where he had served as a visiting professor. Prior to this he had been 
Dean of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, for seventeen years. 

Born in Philadelphia and educated in the Philadelphia public schools, the Dean was a graduate of 
Muskingum College and did his graduate work at Columbia University, where he received both his M. A. 
and Ph.D. degrees. 

All Alumni express their heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Gait and to Miriam, their daughter. 

Dr. Weber's Message To Alumni Woodruff Scholarship 

Dear Friends: 

Since this is my first official letter to 
the aliimtii of Susquehanna University, 
may I make it a personal wo^rd of warm 
appreciation for all that you have done 
for the college in the years past. I knoiv 
that u-ithout any further solicitation on 
my part this loyalty and support will 
grow in the days ahead. iVe have many 
ambitious plans for the strengthening of 
our college in every respect — faculty, 
curricula, physical plant, size of enroll- 
ment, beautification of the campus and 
all else that will make for a fine Liberal 
Arts college. 

It is my hope that I shall visit every 
area alumni meeting this spring so that 
I may greet you personally and I would 
add my invitation to those of your presi- 
dents to make a special effort to attend 
these meetings. Here I shall attempt to 
outline for you our dream for the future 
in which I know you u^ill want to share. 
At the some tim^ also may I urge your 
attendance on the campus on Alumni 
Day, May 2. As we 'remember lohat our 
college has meant to us in the past, and 
catch the vision, of what it is yet to be, 
we can join hands in bringing about cur 
dream of tomorrow. 

Sincerely yours. 

GusTAVE W. Weber 


Mr. W. Da\ id Gross, treasurer of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Assoc, has requested that the 
following financial report be published in 
the March issue of the 'Quarterly." 
Balance on hand at Homecoming, 

19.18 _. $ 16.24 

Contributions for operation of Al- 
umni Meetings: 

W. T. Adams ._ 100.00 

York-Hanover District Club... 100.00 

Committee Members 45.97 

Contributions from Fund Drive 4,536.26 

Total $4,798.47 

Expenses 4,261.39 

Balance on hand. Mar. 14, 1959 $ ,537.08 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. David Gross, Treasurer 
General .Mumni Assoc. 
This report inspected and approved: 

Raymond P. Garman, Sr., 


General Alumni Assoc. 


The Penna. State Dept. of Labor and In- 
dustr> has ordered Susquehanna University 
to make extensive repairs, within 30 days, 
to seven of its buildings, in order to com- 
ply with fire safety regulations. 

Bernard W. Krapf, Business Manager, 
has announced that the University ha"^ 
hired an architectural firm to make a 
study of existing conditions to more read- 
ily comply with the state's demands. 

Seibert Hall. Selinsgrove Hall. G. A., 
Hassinger Hall, Steele Science and the three 
fraternity houses are the buildings involved 
that will need extensive changes. Minor 
changes have been ordered by the state in 
several of the other buildings. 

An appeal has been made to stay the ex- 
ecution of the order inasmuch as it would 
be impossible to make the necessary re- 
pairs within the 30 day period. 

There is a possibility, according to Mr. 
Krapf, that if the state goes through with 
its present plans it will involve an expendi- 
ture of approximately $100,000. 

In commenting on the recent drive to 
eliminate fire hazards at educational insti- 
tutions, the Sunbury Daily Item in an edi- 
torial said, "It is apparent that, except in 
the cases of colleges subsidized bv the com- 

.\ full report of the W'oodrull Scholarship 
Fund will be sent to the presidents of the 
District Alumni Clubs for presentation at 
the annual Spring Meetings. Those Alumni 
unable to attend these meetings may secui'e 
a copy of the report by «riting to the 
Alumni Office. 

Many of Dr. Woodrufis friends have con- 
tributed to the fund and it is so planned that 
contributions may be received at any time. 

For income tax purposes, checks should 
be made out to Susquehanna University, 
Woodruff Scholarship Fund. 

monwealth, acute financial problems will be 

"It is a well-known fact that public sup- 
port of independent colleges and universit- 
ies has been far short of what it should be, 
and that except in \ery rare instances of 
heavy endowments they face constant finan- 
cial problems. Not the least of these is pay- 
ment of adequate salaries to retain capable 
instructors, and this point has been heavily 
underscored by recent agitation for improv- 
ing and expanding the nation's educational 
system. That the commonwealth of Penn- 
syhania might be considered a factor in 
compounding the financial woes of colleges 
and universities, in a campaign that has 
many doubtful if not unreasonable aspects, 
is inconceivable." 


This is your last chance to see the old Conservatory of Music. In the background is the 
beautiful new Library. Architects are now making pl^ns to landscape this section of the 
campus and to erect an impssing entrance. 


Pictured above are Dr. and Mrs. Smith with beautiful Imperial Chrysler 
presented by Alumni and friends. L. to R., The Rev. Lester J. Karschner, 
'37, Chairman of Gift Committee; Mrs. Smith; Dr. Smith; Jerry D. Bogar, 
Jr., x'99; Raymond P. Garman, Sr., '30 and Dr. John F. Harkins, '15. 

In a note to the Alumni Office, Dr. Smith said, "Thank you everyone. 
The Chapel service of Jan. 16. 1959 w/ill remain a happy and unforgettable 
memory. The participants in that memorable occasion had our prompt 
note of thanks. But what of that host of well wishers, unknown and name- 
less to us, who had part in making possible the farewell gift of a matchless 
Imperial. These all have our daily gratitude. 

"Together you have made travel a joyous experience for Mrs. Smith 
and me. We would like to 'hank you all individually. Since this cannot 
be done, be assured of our deep appreciation, and of our good wishes 

S. U. Grads! 

A release by WHO'S WHO on December 
30. 1958 has re-affirmed our conviction that 
on the whole the product of the church-relat- 
ed college is superior to the product of non- 
church institutions. The Bulletin of Educa- 
tional Philanthropy has a release on "The 
Contribution of the Church-Related Col- 
leges" iVol. 11. Number 3i. The study 
shows that educators, clergy, doctors of 
medicine, and librarians, called the dedi- 
cated professions, whose attainment quali- 
fied them for WHO'S WHO, are educated in 
the church-related institution rather than 
the secular public and private institution. 
Even among educators, listed in WHO'S 
WHO. over 50 '"'r more were graduated from 
church-related schools than received their 
diplomas from secular public or private in- 
stitutions. It appears quite evident that 
the contribution of the church-related col- 
lege and university is "out of all proportion 
to the size and number of such institutions." 

— U.L.C.A. News Bulletin 

Visitors . . . 

Visitors to the .AJumni Office since the 
last issue of the "Quarterly " included: Paul 
R. Nestler, Jr., '.53: Mr. and Mrs. Richard 
Scharfe, Jr., '31, and daughter, Susan; Rob- 
ert R. Patterson, '50; Ruth E. McCorkill, 
'43; Ernest A. Canals, '50 and Daniel T. 
McKelvey, '34. 

Also Charles W. Gruver, x'58; W. Reuben 
Henry. '54; Sally. '51 i Mitchell > and 
"Scotty", '50, Small; Horace A. KaufTman, 
'40 and Kenneth H. Bathwell, Jr., '54. 

The Alumni Office is trying to 
track down an old copy of the "Quar- 
terly". The issue of June 1955, Vol. 
XXIII-No. 4, is the only one missing 
from the Alumni files. 

The Alumni Office will be grateful 
to any Alumnus who can furnish a 

Flashes from the Campus 

Gwendolyn Schlegel Kramer, '36, has 
given a contribution to Dr. Russ to be used 
for the History Dept. Dr. Russ turned it 
over to the Library for the purchase of his- 
tory books. . . 

Dr. T. T. Smith. Professor of Physics at 
S. U., presented a gift to the Library of 
copies of the Physical Review, official pub- 
lication of the American Physical Society, 
dating back to 1920. The whole volume is 
complete to Dec. 1959. He also gave to 
the Library copies of Science Abstracts, 
Section A, dating back to 1920. . . . 

Robert F. W. Meader. who has spent a 
year teaching at The Hun School, Princeton, 
N. J., has accepted a position as Director 
of the Shaker Museum at old Catham, N. 
Y. The museum is the only one in the 
world to devote itself to the life and cul- 
ture of the Shakers. Mr. Meader will begin 
his duties June 15. . . 

Dr. Albert A. Zimmer. .Associate Profes- 
sor of Education, was recently elected to 
the Exec. Committee of the Penna. Associ- 
ation of Liberal Arts Colleges for the Ad- 
vancement of Teaching. . . 

Mar. 4 through 14 saw the highly success- 
ful run of "Julius Caesar" in S. U.'s tenth 
annual Shakespearean Festival. The "Sus- 
quehanna Players" played to a full house 
every night even though harassed by a 
terrific blizzard that could have daunted 
the most avid Shakespearean fans. 




We in North America know \ery little about our neighbors 
who inhabit the great continent lying south of the Isthmus of 
Panama. Since events taking place there usually have been 
overshadowed by happenings in Europe. Asia, and Africa we 
are guilty of taking South American nations more or less for 
granted if we think of them at all. The unfortunate incidents 
that occurred during the tour of Vice President Richard Nixon 
served to awaken us rudely and suggested that while Sputniks 
and Cold War threaten us from the front all is not without flaws 
in our rear. Some comments and general observations about 
South America may help to put this neighboring continent in its 
proper perspective in our thinking. 

Comparisons provide a framework for examining details and 
later the drawing of conclusions. Physically the two continents 
are strikingly similar in the arrangement of mountainous and 
level areas and waterways that give access into the interior. 
Principal geographic differences are the greater average height 
and extent of the western mountain ranges and the climatic 
differences due to zonal placement of the two continental masses 
on the surface of the earth. The second difference is especially 
important when considering economic activities in nearly similar 
topographical regions. 

It is in populations, cultures, and general economic activ- 
ities rather than in physical comparisons where significant dif- 
ferences are found. North America has over twice as many 
inhabitants and its generally Nordic and Teutonic culture and 
temperament contrasts with the Gallic and Iberian found in 
South .'\merica. North America possesses huge manufacturing 
facilities in addition to extensive agricultural and extractive 
activities while South America is still largely agricultural and 
a raw materials continent. 


The visitor to South .America is confronted with an entirely 
different culture and economic background than is found in 
North America. In South America habits are different, econom- 
ically the people are poorer, agricultural methods are more 
primitive, manufacturing is much less developed or wide 
spread, politically the governments are less stable, people are 
more mercurial in their emotions and actions. But South Amer- 
ica provides a challenge to the ambitious and indu.strious indi- 
vidual. It is a land still far from its peak potential, a land for 
youth and a land of the future. 

Culture and general mores are still influenced by the Spanish 
and Portuguese background of the majority of the white popula- 
tion. This in spite of the sizable contributions of English, 
French. German, Irish, Italian. Chinese and Japanese popula- 
tions in such countries as Argentina, Brazil. Chile, Peru and 
Uruguay. Ethnically the majority are Iberian and this has pro- 
duced a noticeably slower tempo of living that at once confuses 
and annoys those from the northern hemisphere. Time means 
less than it does in North America. It is almost a faux pas to 
arrive on time for an appointment or a meeting. And meetings 
are conducted more leisurely. In Lima, for example, a Rotary 
meeting scheduled for nine o'clock in the evening may begin an 
hour later and still be in full progress at twelve-thirty the fol- 
lowing morning. More time is taken for meals with the evening 
meal often eaten after eight o'clock. Concerts in Santiago start 
at seven o'clock while the opera in Buenos Aires begins at nine 
o'clock. The siesta is not as noticeable to visitors as legend has 
it but there is a significant slackening of activity between noon 
and three o'clock in the afternoon. Many stores are closed dur- 
ing these hours while others operate with reduced clerical staffs. 


Indians constitute a majority of the continental population. 
Unlike their northern kinsmen who fought and died in resisting 
the white man the South American natives apparently gave only 
token resistance to succe.ssive invasions of Incas and Spaniards 
and accepted conditions imposed by the conquerors and con- 
tinued to live their lives much as they had done previously. 
The result is that today primitive agricultural methods are 
easily come upon and in and mannerisms the Indians are 
still largely what their ancestors made them. X'arious govern- 
ments are doing creditable work in furnishing modern facilities 
to these people tnit topography and meagre funds are still con- 
stant enemies of any well developed educational, social, or 
medical program. 

The western portion of the continent is more isolated and 
so more primiti\e than are the eastern coastal areas. This is 
due primarily to its geographic position. The high, wide and 
forbidding .Andes do not allow easy transportation from west to 
east. The airplane helps connect the two sides of the continent 
but roads are still woefully inadequate and it will take years to 
construct even a minimum road system over the entire conti- 
nent. The South Pacific Ocean also poses a barrier. Cargoes 
from Valpariso and Callao iport of Lima> usually travel coast- 
ally northward to the Isthmus and perhaps even to United 
States ports before heading westward. There are no usable 
island groups in the South Pacific off South America so that 

shipping generally a\oids this wide stretch 
of water for the salse of safety as well as 
for lack of potential re\'enue. 


Economically South America differs sig- 
nificantly from its northern neighbor. The 
economies of all South American nations 
are based on raw materials exploitation 
rather than upon manufacturing. Conti- 
nental natural resources are abundant and 
well distributed. Coffee, rubber, iron, coal, 
precious stones in Brazil: nitrates, copper, 
oil in Chile: cattle and oil in Argentina: oil, 
iron. lead, copper, gold, silver, uranium 
in Peru: oil, iron, emeralds in Venezuela 
and Colombia, and so it goes. The suc- 
cessful de\elopment of these resources 
depends on world demand from the 
manufacturing nations. The budgets 
of all South American nations rest pre- 
cariously on these foreign markets and 
any significant change in demand down- 
wards may shatter a national budget in 
short order. Synthetic nitrates manufac- 
tured elsewhere have cut deeply into Chil- 
ean nitrate production and a recent sharp 
decline in copper prices completely ruined 
the national budget that year. Argentina 
is sensitive to falling meat prices or de- 
creased import quotas set by customer 
countries, Brazil feels quickly a decline in 
coffee prices, \'enezuela is ad\ersely affect- 
ed when iron or oil prices slacken. Similar 
crises constantly confront financial and 
treasury officials in sister South American 

The existence of these dependent econom- 
ies undoubtedly accounts for much of the 
anti-American feeling found in South .'Am- 
erica and vented on Mr. Nixon. The poor 
people, and the great majority are still des- 
perately poor, know only that a price de- 
cline means loss of their jobs and that their 
families will suffer. Such conditions pro- 
vide fertile ground for the seeds of social- 
ism and communism. 

-About seventy percent of the South Amer- 
icans are still poorly fed. poorly clothed, 
and poorly housed. Some twenty-five per- 
cent are poor or middle class, while the 
remaining five percent constitutes the rich 
and ruling group. The military has always 
been a means of controlling the masses 
and as a result there has been a succession 
of juntas and dictatorships. The most po- 
litically stable of the nations have been 
Ecuador and Uruguay. This is interesting 
since Ecuador is over se\'enty-five percent 
Indian while Uruguay is almost ninety-nine 
percent white. Frequently coups and revo- 
lutions ha\e taken place in the other na- 
tions since they won their freedom from 
Spain during the first half of the nineteenth 
century. Permitting deposed strong men 
to reside peaceably in the United States 

has not endeared us to South Americans. 
That our political philosophy may justify 
this giving of asylum is not accepted w-ell 
by those who may ha\e suffered great in- 
justices at the hands of these rejected 
leaders. Such situations may explain some 
more of the antagonism evidenced during 
the Nixon tour of South America. 


The rising tide of nationalism has brought 
about agitation demanding abolition of con- 
trols exercised by any foreign group. Such 
feelings cannot help but affect any pro- 
gram designed to develop natural resourc- 
es. Brazil insists that her nationals control 
at least fifty-one percent of any company 
operating within her borders while Argen- 
tina and Chile are only now beginning to 
permit development of their oil fields by 
outside interests. Foreign companies are 
fixtures in developing resources in Bolivia, 
Peru, and Venezuela and for years copper 
development in Chile has been controlled 
by foreign capital. Peru and Uruguay are 
two nations where private interests are 
permitted to operate under reasonable reg- 
ulation by the government. Unhealthy 
isms' have attached themselves to the 
healthy nationalistic spirit which seeks to 
improve social and economic conditions. 
South American communists were active 
during the Nixon visit to Peru and Venezuela 
and their presence may provide a third rea- 
son for the unfriendly reception given the 

A fourth reason for the Nixon trouble 
might be placed at the door of our own na- 
tive or naturalized socialist and commun- 
ist elements who are ever ready to em- 
barrass our efforts to establish and main- 
tain harmonious relations with other gov- 

U. S. AID 

Contrary to common belief the United 
States has funneled large amounts of mon- 
ey and technical assistance into South Am- 
erica. In every nation one meets indi- 
viduals who are in residence as technical 
advisors under the Point Four Program. 
Government built docks at Callao, the port 
for Lima, illustrates this foreign aid. Un- 
fortunately some of the proffered aid has 
found its way into the pockets of sticky- 
fingered politicians who have used the 
money for their own personal benefit. The 
control of import licenses is an especially 
lucrative way of lining one's pockets. Graft 
seems to have a definite place in the South 
American Way of Life. In some areas as 
much as twenty percent of profits alleged- 
ly goes to satisfy the itching palms of local 

Despite incompetence and thievery by 
some officials South America has produced 

its share of public spirited and great men 
such as Ramon Castile, a former four times 
president of Peru. These men must be 
lauded for their trojan efforts to improve 
living standards. Under such leaders the 
several governments have battled against 
uneven terrain, dryness of climate in many 
regions and excessive rainfall in others, en- 
ervating heat, greedy politicians, an apa- 
thetic populace, inadequate funds, as well 
as hastily formulated and totally unrealistic 
programs. Concrete examples of govern- 
mental actixity designed to alleviate the 
poverty and living conditions of the people 
are found in the growing number of rural 
schools, low cost housing projects, medical 
programs, and the like. 

One must also recognize the sizable 
amount of aid given to resource develop- 
ment throughout South America by the past 
and present activities of pri\ate interests 
in the United States and other nations. 
These latter sources, by giving employ- 
ment and developing markets, have brought 
business to the continent. Methods em- 
ployed by these private groups have been 
criticized frequently from without as well 
as within South America but unquestionably 
they have benefited the continent in many 


Food and water problems still exist. Con- 
ditions on the western side of the conti- 
nent are generally more primitive in these 
respects than those found on the eastern 
side. The western nations being less well 
known and less frequently visited do not 
have the advantages of the tourist dollar 
as do countries such as Argentina and Bra- 
zil. In most countries it is advisable to 
boil all water before drinking it and to ex- 
ercise care in the preparation and cooking 
of foods. 

In summation, we can say that North and 
South America must learn to work togeth- 
er. They are neighbors and each has re- 
sources not possessed by the other. A 
sound public relations program is essential 
in a world of suspicion and cold wars. The 
peoples of the two continents must not al- 
low themselves to be held apart because 
of disruptive groups whose motto is "Di- 
vide and Conquer," South American nations 
are .still immature in many respects. Na- 
tionalistic programs have a place in any 
process of growing up. They are not evi- 
dences of national delinquency. South Am- 
ericans are a proud people who do not want 
paternalism or charity but rather under- 
standing and sincerely offered help that will 
assist them in developing their potentials. 
Patience must be exercised by both sides 
as a program leading to mutual respect is 
developed. North America must not and 
can not take South America for granted. 


etniniAcina wi 



Club News 


Lynne 0. Ramer, '23 

"THESE ARE RAMER'S"! This was the 
sign tacked on a pair of good old fashioned 
"longies" outstretched and impaled on a 
tree between Selinsgrove Hall and Seibert 
Hall. There the silly things hung, spitefully 
and mockingly for the whole day. much to 
the anguish of one young freshman and the 
merriment of the rest of the college. 

That evening, in October 1919, saw the 
grand scale burning of sLx pairs of long 
underwear behind the boiler plant on the 
campus, even though it meant explanations 
to a guardian at a later date. Subsequent 
purchase of a more modern type of under- 
garment was one further step towards a 
liberal education. 

Thus Lynne 0. Ramer remembers his 
days in the "halls on the hillside" at S. U. 
It seems, in later years, Mr. Ramer found 
the culprit who had played such a dastard- 
ly trick and evened the score by an equally 
nasty trick which, unfortunately, is not re- 
lated in his letter to the Mumni Office. 

About Mr. Ramer himself there is much 
of interest. He has been with the Chevrolet 
Engineering Division of General Motors 
Corporation continuously since 1943, except 
for three and one half years when he took 
time out to teach mathematics at the Uni- 
versity of Buffalo. For the past four years 
at General Motors he has been a Stress An- 
alyst. He maintains his interest in mathe- 
matics, however, by teaching part time at 
Wayne State University and Lawrence In- 
stitute of Technology, both in Detroit. He 
also exercises his theological training, serv- 
ing as a "perpetual deacon" in the Episco- 
pal Diocese of Michigan. 

The proud father of four children and even 
prouder grandfather of six grandchildren, 
Mr. Ramer and his wife Evelyn live in 
Royal Oak, Michigan and lament the fact 
that they are not able to return to the 
campus as often as they would like. 

"Scholastic records, of course, are import- 
ant," reminisces Mr. Ramer. "but lasting 
value also has iDeen found in those friend- 
ships, gained at S. U., that have continued 
throughout the past thirty-six years." 

This year the District Alumni Club Spring 
Meetings will hold special interest in that 
Dr. Weber, S. U.'s new president, is plan- 
ning to attend as many as possible. It is 
hoped that Mrs. Weber will accompany him 
as often as she can. 

Below are listed those clubs that, as of 
this date, have scheduled meetings: 
Altoona: April 10. Allegheny Lutheran 

Home, 916 Hickory St., Hollidaysburg, 

6:30 p. m. 
Center-Union: April 22. Evangelical I'nited 

Bietliren Church, Aaronsburg. 
Harrisburg: April 16. City Line Diner, 19th 

& Paxton Sts., Harrisburg. 6:30 p. m. 
Lehigh Valley: Although the annual dinner 

meeting is held in the fall, members plan 

a covered dish social at the home of Larry 

Isaacs, 242 Flagstone Dr., Bethlehem on 

April 17. 
North New Jersey - New York: .April 18. 

Peacock House iRt. 46-west of Rt. 23 in 

Eastbound Lane'. 7:30 p. m. 
Philadelphia: April 17. Poor Richard Club, 

1319 Locust St . Philadelphia. 6:30 p. m. 
Susquehanna Valley: April 23. On campus 

in Horton Dining Hall. 6:00 p. m. 
Wllllamsport: April 21. Notices of time and 

place will be sent out later. 
York-Hanover: .April 9. United Church of 

Christ in the square of .Abbottstown, 6:30 

p. m. The club is also sponsoring a night 

at the AUenberry Playhouse on June 29 

when "Make a Million" will be playing. 

Just Married .. . 

Marvel Cowling, '.53 to Franklin Eugene 
Robinson, of Swarthmore, Pa., on Feb. 21 
at Teaneck, N. J. Mrs. Robinson is a 
lieutenant in the U. S. Navy assigned to 
Staff Hdqrs. at Phila. Mr. Robinson is in 
business with his father. They are resid- 
ing in Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Lucille Kepner, '54, to John Lee Westhafer 
of New Cumberland, Pa., on Feb. 14 in 
Steelton, Pa. Mrs. Westhafer is a food 
analyst for the H. J. Heinz Co. in Cham- 
bersbiu'g. Pa., where Mr. Westhafer is a 
bacteriologist. They will reside in Cham- 
bersburg. Russell E. Sheetz, '33, was or- 
ganist for the wedding. 

Milan J. Kratier, '57, to Sandra Kay Shoop 
of Berrysburg. Pa., in Jan. The cere- 
mony was performed by the Rev. John J. 
Weikel, '22, in the Trinity Lutheran and 
Reformed Church. Dalmatia, Pa. 


Mrs. Annie Klose Rearick, wife of Dr. 
William M. Rearick. member of Susque- 
hanna's Board of Directors, died March 7 
at her home. She had been in failing health 
for some time prior to her death. 

Stork Stalking . . . 

Bingaman, a daughter. Lisa Eileen, on Jan. 
13 to Larry, '55, and Carlene Lamade, 
'55, Bingaman. 

Bowers, a daughter, Lois .Ann, on Nov. 9, 
to Richard and Marilyn Fetterolf, '54, 

Boyle, a son. to Donald. Feb. '59, and Mrs. 
Boyle on Oct. 1!!. The Boyle's now live 
in Massillon, Ohio, where Don is Director 
of the local branch of the Boy's Club of 

Budd, a son. Richard Clayton. Jr.. on Dec. 
13 to Richard and Marguerite HefTelfinger, 
'53. Budd. 

Cope, a son. Robert Alan, to Roy H. '52 
and Mrs. Cope, Nov, 21, 1958. 

DIehl, a son, Steven Curtis, to John '52, and 
Maxine Chambers, '52 Diehl on Dec. 15. 
Little Steve joins sister Debbie Ann in the 
family circle. 

Engle, a daughter. Ruth Esther, born Feb. 
9 to Carl and Christine Harman, '53. 
Engle. Baby Ruth follows in the foot- 
steps of older brother Samuel. 

Kler, a daughter, Mary Wright, on Dec. 25 
to Pastor William and Hope Harbeson. 
'48, Kier. Small Mary was a Christmas 
gift for 5 year old brother Samuel. 

Moglia, a daughter, Lori Ann, to Richard, 
'47, and Mrs. Moglia on Jan. 7. 

Myers, a son, Glenn Earl, to Earl and 
Beatrice Morrow, '53, Myers on Dec. 19. 

Tietbohl, a son, Jon Alan, on Jan. 2 to Dr. 

Ralph, '49, and Susan Foltz, '51, Tietbohl. 

Young Jon makes a third son for the Tiet- 

bohls outnumbering their daughter three 

to one. 
Wagner, a son, Chris Alan, on Oct. 10. to 

Harry, '.58 and Dorothy Sites. ',54. Wagner. 
Wolfe, a daughter. Linda Renee. born last 

Mar. 29 to Leroy. '57 and Nancy Marek. 

'57. making her all of a year old. 


Ira. Z. Fenstermacher, 04, of Bowers, Pa. 
died Jan. 9. Prior to his death he had 
been an investigator with Hooper-Holmes 
Bureau, Inc. 

J. Frank Keller, x, former .Associate Judge 
of Snyder Co.. died at his home in Selins- 
grove on Jan. 13. after an illness of eight 
months. .Mr. Keller was well-known in 
Selinsgrove. having taken an active part 
in politics for many years. 

The Rev. Clarence E. Naugle, '24. died Dec. 
29. at his home in Calif. Prior to his death 
he had been .Ass't. Pastor of Trinity 
Chui'ch. Long Beach. 

Sidney R. Warden, '31. died May 3. 19,58. at 
his home in Trucksville. Pa. He had been 
a teacher in the Jr.-Sr. High School at 
Wilkes-Barre prior to his death. 

— Susquehannans on Parade — '49 

f(\'t Dr. B. Meade Wagenseller has re- 
j I tired as Director of the Clinical 
Laboratory at the Selinsgrove State School. 
He has held this position for the past seven- 
teen years. Prior to this he taught at 
Dre.xel. the U. of Conn, and Temple. 


Dr. Ira S. Sassaman, now in retire- 
ment, and Mrs. Sassaman have 

moved from Selinsgrove to McLean. Va.. 

where they will reside with their daughter 

and son-in-laW'. 

X>-| -I Dr. Miles R. Derk, former state 
I I senator, was named administra- 
tive director of the Penna. Dept. of Agri- 
culture and will have charge of professional 
relations in veterinary ser\'ice as they per- 
tain to public health. 


Dr. J. Frank Faust retired in June 
as superintendent of schools after 
thirty-six years in the Chambersburg. Pa. 
school system. 18 of these years were 
spent as Principal and 18 as Superintend- 


The Rev. David 
S. Kammerer 

was honored in "A 
Night of Appreciation" 
upon his retirement 
in Oct. as pastor of 
St. Paul. Littlestown. 
Pa. He was presented 
with a plaque and a 
check in appreciation 
of his 33 years of 


Rev. Kammerer 

> 1 A The Rev. Harry F. Shoaf, First 
1 »/ Presbyterian Church. Northumber- 
land, has been called to another parish in 
Osceola. Pa. 

'00 ^'^' ^°"°^^ ^- Pace is Chairman 
^0 of 'he Dept. of Physiology and Di- 
rector of the Nebraska Institute of Cellular 
Growth at Nebraska U. He has received 
national recognition for his work in cancer 


Henry R. Carlchner, Executive Sec- 
retary of the Cranston. R. I.. 
V.M.C.A. since 1953. will see the first unit 
of a million dollar building dedicated in 
June. One of his pet projects has been a 
Y.M.C..'\. Day Camp which is now rated 
one of the best in New England. 

'33 i 

Donald Steele has been elected 
president of the Northumberland 
County Bar Assoc. 

f*}A The Rev. Henry H. Cassler, in Feb., 
Jt^ assumed duties as Protestant Chap- 
lain at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. 
Sara Ulrlch Tolllnger received her master's 
degree in Speech Correction from Temple 
U. in Feb. 1958. She has applied for basic 
certification in the American Speech and 
Hearing Assoc. 


Dr. Eleanor B. 

Brown has ac- 
cepted an appoint- 
ment as Ass't. Prof, 
of Business, effective 
Sept. 1. 1959. at the 
San Jose State Col- 
lege. Calif. 


Dr. Eleanor Brown 

Jess M. Kem- 

berling, in 
Jan.. was the subject 
of a feature article in 

the Sunbury Daily Item giving the high- 
lights of his success as a restauranteur. 
His 10 Dutch Pantry restaurants are locat- 
ed in Pa. and Fla. 


Horace Kauffman, on Jan. 1. was 
made Superintendent of Production 
for RCA at Lancaster. Pa. 

%v - 

Dr. G. L. Musser Wilkinsburg 

ft -1 Dr. Glenn L. 

T; I Musser has 
been appointed to the 
newly established po- 
sition of Vice-Pres. 
for Systems and Op- 
erations with Haller. 
Raymond and Brown. 
Inc.. State College. 
Pa. The Rev. G. Rob- 
ert Booth has accept- 
ed a call to the Trin- 
ity United Church of 

> J/» Blair Heaton resigned his position 
t^Q as teacher-coach in the Selinsgrove 
High School to teach mathematics at Rye 
Neck High School, Mamaroneck. N. V. 

J J py Stanley L. Nale received his doctor- 
^1 ate from Penn State U. in Jan. W. 
David Gross was recently elected to the Se- 
linsgrove Borough Council. He is treasurer 
of the Gen. .Mumni Assoc. 


Daniel Reiti has accepted the posi- 
tion of Director of Religious Educa- 
tion at St. John's Lutheran Church in Balti- 
more where the Rev. I. Wilson Kepner, '24 
is pastor. 

James Rellly has been made Pacif- 
ic Coast Division Manager for the 
Mennen Co. He and his wife, the former 
Marilyn Beers, '51, have moved to Calif. 

>J^A Kenneth Small, accompanied by his 
ij\J wife, the former Sally Mitchell, 
'SI, was on campus Jan. 5. when "Scotty" 
gave a lecture on guided missiles at Phi Mu 
Delta. It was very well received. 


Martha Albert Putnam and her hus- 
band are living in Saudi Arabia with 
33 other American families, all part of the 
Trans-.^rabian Pipe Line Co. Her address 
is Box 1348. Beirut, Lebanon. 

>r^O Felix Torromeo has been appointed 
3^ administrative trainee under the 
first internship program set up by the Board 
ol Elducation of Lindenhurst. N. Y. This 
lirogram is designed to train school admin- 
istrators. Jackey McKeever appeared on 
the Ed. Sullivan show from Portugal on 
Mar. 22 with Maurice Chevalier and the 
Ames Brothers. The Rev. Charles L. Bom- 
boy has been pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Ashley. Pa. for the past year. 
Lester Heilman is now associated with the 
home office of Westinghouse Lamp Division 
in Allentown as a Manufacturer's Represen- 
tative. He and his wife, the former Helen 
Thomas, x'S7 make their home in Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

*C0 ''^"' **■ '^^*"^''' ■'''•' I'ecently dis- 

J) J charged from the Navy, returns to 
his family business, the Green Lane Hosiery 

'Cyl J°a"" Mosholder Layman has been 
3t selected as a participant in the Bi- 
ology Program of the National Science 
Foundation In-Service Institute of Arizona 
State L'niv,, Tempe, Ariz. Mrs. Layman 
received her master's degree from Ariz. 
State U. in 1958 and is presently teaching 
biology at Mesa High School. Ariz. 

Xfpt Bruce Bobb recently appeared in 
J)4 a picture with Philip Little. Na- 
tional Easter Seal Poster Boy. Bruce is 
therapist for the York Co. Pa. Cerebral 
Palsy Society at the Betsy Ross Training 

'CO ^^'' ^' ^^^''*^' has accepted a posi- 
JO tion as a music therapist in the 
Charity Hospital. New Orleans. La. 

X'CO ^^♦'■'^'3 Eitzen is employed as a 
JQ medical secretary at Lankenau 
Hospital in Phila. Charles W. Gruver is 

now residing at 3C2(i N. 2nd St.. Harrisburg, 
Pa., uith his wife and year old daughter. 



In an interesting pamphlet prepared by Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc., 
the statement is made: "Supporting our educational and charitable institutions is 
evcryhodi/'n responsibility." 

Our country has never been more prosperous, continues the pamphlet. Business is 
booming, and salaries are at their all-time peak. The average American's standard of 
living is higher than ever before. 

But thei-e are two kinds of organizations 
that have not felt the benefits of prosperity 
—that have, in fact, been penalized by the 
inflation that goes with this prosperity. 
They are our educational and charitable in- 
stitutions, the great bulwarks of our free- 
dom. Now more than ever before, our 
colleges and universities, churches, librar- 
ies, community chests, and other benevolent 
organizations need public support. 

The cost of materials and services has 
doubled in two decades. The buying power 
of the dollar has decrea.sed to approximate- 
ly half its purchasing power of twenty years 
ago. Endowment fund income and dona- 
tions will buy far less than they once did. 

At present, it is estimated that half our 
private colleges are operating at a deficit, 
and many have been forced to dip into their 

endowments in order to stay in existence. 
Our charitable, religious, cultural, and sci- 
entific organizations are also going through 
a critical period financially. Their need 
has never been greater. 

Philanthrophy used to be the province of 
the wealthy — the Rockefellers and Car- 
negies. Today public-spirited people in ev- 
ery income bracket are recognizing the 
need for financial support of the institutions 
that benefit society, and they are rising to 
the occasion with whatever they feel they 
can afford. They know that money is the 
lifeblood of those institutions, the means by 
which they realize their aims. And they 
are giving to the causes they believe in. 

Private philanthropy rather than govern- 
ment subsidy has always been the chief 
suppoi't of our humanitarian organizations. 

And Congress, recognizing the wisdom of 
this arrangement, set up our tax structure 
to favor the private donor. Our federal in- 
come tax laws now allow deductions on 
personal contributions up to 30 per cent of 
adjusted gross income, which, broadly 
speaking, is gross income less business, 
capital gain and capital loss deductions. 
That means that any man or woman wish- 
ing to help support an institution in which 
he or she believes can make a gift of two- 
tenths land in some cases three-tenths > of 
his or her income in any given year and 
take the deduction as a charitable contri- 
bution. Thus the dollar amount of any 
such contribution is considerably greater 
than the out-of-pocket cost, especially for 
donors in the higher income brackets. 

A contribution to our Alma .Mater is an 
investment in the future of our country and 
will earn you not only the gratitude of all 
those who labor for the University but also 
the lasting satisfaction of knowing that you 
have materially aided a cause you believe 




Richard Handley, Harry Haney, Jr 
Betty Flood 

The Inauguration of Susque- 
hanna University's thirteenth 
president, Dr. Gustave W. 
Weber, will take place on Fri- 
day, May 22. 

All Alumni are invited to the 
Service of Inauguration which 
will be held at 2:30 p. m. At 
this service there will be rep- 
resentatives from all Pennsyl- 
vania Colleges, all United Luth- 
eran Church Colleges, and the 
Women's Auxiliary. 

A reception will be held at 4 
p. m. in Heilman Hall for all 
those attending the Service of 

Onward, ye Crusaders 


Coach Dick Hummel. x'40, will again con- 
trol the destinies of the Crusader's baseball 

With twenty candidates turning out for 
the first practice period, the coach will 
have to rely on seven letter-men led by 
pitcher-catcher. Joe Barlow of Ashland, 
Pa. The schedule follows: 

April 9— Bucknel! ...A 

April 13— Gettysburg H 

April 17— Lycoming A 

April 23— Elizabethtown H 

April 25— Wilkes A 

April 29— Albright H 

May 2— Wilkes .H 

May 4 — Dickinson H 

May 6 — Scranton __ A 

May 12 — Lebanon Valley A 

May 16— Juniata A 

May 18 — Lycoming H 

Mav 23— Drexel H 

Coaches At MASCAC 

Coaches Stagg. Keil, Pittello and Barr 
recently attended the sessions of the Middle 
Atlantic States College Athletic Conference 
at the University of Delaware. At the ses- 
sions, Coach Stagg was elected a member 
of the E.xecutive Committee of the Confer- 

Roy Bilger, Coach Witiak Outstanding 

Roy Bilger, '49 continues his success as 
Basketball Coach with the West Reading 
High School, as his team played before 
7500 fans to win a smashing 77-42 victory 
over Hummelstown High School while on 
their way to a possible Class "C" Pennsyl- 
vania State Championship. 

Coach Bilger has a 6' 7", 230 pound Sopho- 
more by the name of Ron Krick who prom- 
ises to be one of the top players in the East 
by the time he becomes a senior. He 
dumped in 36 points against Hummelstown 
although double-teamed most of the game. 
'Wonder what it would take for S. U. to get 
such a boy? 


For the first time in a number of years 
the Crusaders will have an intercollegiate 
tennis team. 

Coached by Professor Amos Alonzo Stagg. 
Jr., the team will participate in seven 
games with the following schedule: 

April 17— Lycoming at Williamsport 

April 25 — Wilkes at Wilkes-Barre 

April 28— Albright at S. U. 

May 2— Wilkes at S. U. 

May 4— Dickinson at S. U. 

May 14 — Lebanon Valley at Annville. 

May 18— Lycoming at S. U. 

Blackboard Session With Coach Barr 

"Gene " Witiak has played his last season 
with the Crusaders' Basketball team, and 
Coach Barr is hard-pressed to find a suit- 
able replacement. 



The 6' 2", 185 pound Alden, Pennsylvania 
(suburb of Philadelphia) boy, was poison 
under the basket to all opponents. 

Always playing a clean, hard game, 
"Geno", made a good impression for Sus- 
quehanna whenever and wherever he don- 
ned his uniform. 

Joe Osinchak of Morea, Pennsylvania and 
Ron Aller ol Harrisburg also called it cur- 
tains this year on their college basketball 

Both boys responded well to Coach Barr's 
coaching, and according to the Coach, were 
two of the finest team-players he has ever 

Witiak. Osinchak. and Aller are good 
students, popular on the campus and the 
kind of athletes who do credit to their Alma 

The season's record <5-15> does little to 
indicate the hard-working performance of 
this year's team. Several games were lost 
in heaitbreaking overtime and several more 
by less than six points. Some good-looking 
prospects have enrolled for Sept. which 
tends to brighten the outlook. 

The team was feted at the Susquehanna 
Valley Country Club, Wednesday. April 1. 
when Basketball Coach John Egli of Penn 
State U. was principal speaker. 

Reunion Classes 


Class Representatives 


Kiiwin M. Brungart 
400 Walnut St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Dr. Ira Sassaman 
CO Alumni Olflce, Susquehanna Univ. 

Lewis Lenhart 
124 E. Curtain St., Bellefonte, Pa. 

The Rev. Harry F. Shoaf 
Osceola, Pa. 

Atty. Alvin W. Carpenter 
Market St.. Sunbury, Pa. 


Mrs. Helen Carter Gehret 
504 Woodlyn .Ave., Norristown, Pa. 


Daniel T. McKelvey 
572 Vine St., Hazleton, Pa. 


Frank Laudenslayer 
632 Washington St., Reading. Pa. 

The Rev. Henry Hopkins 
914 S. 21st St.. Harrisbui-g, Pa. 

James Peters 
R. D. No. 3, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Reuben Henry 
702 Madison Ave., York, Pa. 


POSTMASTER— Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 


Saturday, May 2 

9:30 Registration and Coffee Hour in G. A. 

10 :30 Alumni Council Meeting in Little Theatre. 

(Each class and district club should be represented.) 

12:00 Luncheon. 

Reunion groups will be assigned private rooms in Seibert Hall. 
(Non-reunion alumni may lunch in Horton Dining Hall) 

2:00 Genei-al Assembly in Seibert Hall. 

Alumni President Garman, presiding. 

Dr. Weber will be introduced and speak to the group. 

3 :30 Baseball and Outdoor Band Concert. 
S. U. vs. Wilkes College. 

6 :00 Annual Banquet in Horton Dining Hall. 

RESERVATION SLIP Re.serve place (s) for me in the non-Reunion Group 

for Luncheon. [^ $1.00 per person. 

Please Reserve place (s) for me at the Annual Alumni 

Banquet in the evening. Q] $1.-50 per person. 

All re.servations must be made by April 25, 1959. 


Memherfi of Reunion Classes make their luncheon reservations 
through class representative. 

1 m m'"m'w- 

At Commencement Exercises May 30, 1959 honorary degrees were presented to three distinguished alumni. In the 

picture they are congratulated by President Weber. — L. to r.: The Rev. Harold Lee Rowe '34, D.D., Pastor of Trinity 

Lutheran Church, Johnstown: Dr. Ralph C. Geigle '35, Pd.D., Superintendent of Schools, Reading; Dr. Charles E. 

Chaffee '27, Pd.D., Superintendent of Schools, Bethlehem; Dr. Weber. 

The Susquehanna 


VOL. xxvin 

JUNE 1959 

NO. 4 


Kkctcd Alumni Day 1959 

llimiirury President 

Dr. John 1. Wootlniff, "88 


l.awTfnci- M. Isaacs, "43 

1st Vice President 
Paul M. Haines, '31 

2nd Viee President 

Mrs. Mary Farlling HoUway, "28 

Reccrdinfi Secretary 

Mrs. La\an R. Kohinson, '46 


W. Da\-icl Gross, '47 


Edwin M. Brunjiart, '00 


Ra\inon<l P. Gamian, Sr., '30 
P.tir .Sluit>, '38 

Representatiie on Univ. Board oj Trustees 
Clyde R. Spitzner, '37 

Representatives to Athletic Committee 
PiTcc Apple%ard, '22 
Jolin M. Aut't-n, '28 

Jot It Down .... 






Tile Sustpiehanna Alumnus is happy to 
present in tliis issue, "Tlie College Teacher: 

The American Aiunini Council, of wliich 
Susc|uehanna is a meniher, has prepared 
this thought-provoking survey, and hopes 
alunmi everywhere will get from it a better 
understanding of the role of tlie college 

In the next few years Susquehanna ex- 
pects to the size of her student 
body. Teachers will be available but the 
(|iiali(y of the teaching to a large degree, 
will depend upon the support given the Un- 
iversity by her Alumni. 

We devote our entire issue fo this im- 
portant and timely subject. Local news 
from Sus(|uehanna may be found on the in- 
side and o)ifsidc of the back cover. 

Larry Isaacs 

To THE Alumni: 

Dr. Custave W. Weber, the new president of the L'ni\eisit\. has iitiiny 
changes and inipro\'enients imder acti\e consideration for an improved and ex- 
panded Sus(niehaniia Uni\ersity, Many of you have heard of these plans either 
directly from President Weber or indirectly from other alumni. 1 am c<rfain 
that the Aiunuii Association «ants to support the new administration fully i activities. Many independent foundations or funds base tlie aiiKunit of hi 
they will give to the University, either in wlioh' or in part, upon the percent m 
alunmi contributing to the University. 

In the near future, it is expected that tlie Executive Comuil of the .\himni 
A.ssociatioii will iirepan- a proposed plan for almnni participatiiiii in the fiiturr 
growth of Susquchamia University. As soon as this plan is fully developed, it 
will be submitted to the full Alumni Council as well as to the C.eneral .\lumnl 
Association. In these critical da>s, the need has never been greater for strengtli- 
ening liberal arts schools such as Susquehanna Universitv-. 


L. M. ls.\.\{:s. 

President of the Alumni Association 

. . . and from President Weber 

Dear Fhiends and Alumni: 

The story featured in this issue could be told of any faculty member of Sus- 
(juehanna University. Since all of you are now out in the world of business you 
can appreciate more and mor<- the contribution the faculty made in preparing ynu 
to meet your responsibilities. Vou also know about the growing shortage of qual- 
ified teachers in our colleges across the land. Please read the following pat;' 
carefully, since in measure beyond your realization, the future of our oillege, ii 
faculty, its program, its growtli; will rest scjuarely on your decision to support il. 
and to the degree in which this support comes innuediately. 

Faculty salaries are notoriou.sly low in all collc-ges. Susquehanna University 
is no exception, although steps have been taken to rectify this to .some degree for 
next year. Many of our alumni have, through the years, assumed no responsibil- 
ity for the financial support of their Alma Mater, or else the gift was but a token. 
The time has come for real .soul-searching about your personal support of thf 
growing needs of your college, and prompt action in your response to that ntfd 
We can make of the college what you would like it to be, but frankK. it cost> 
money. Can we coimt on your sujiport? 

If you want to know the problems your president faces, read the secbon 
"What Price Dcdieation?" If I had w ritten it myself the picture could not bi' 
truer here at Susquehanna University. This is just one pressing need. 1 will TO' 
repeat the obvious needs to you, for it is my resiionsibilitv to solve them, i 
pledge to do this to the best of my talent. But you too, nmst help. If yoii haw 
not ccmtributed to your Loyalty Fund, it can still be done. Read and ponder, aM 
if you sense an urgency to act, do it now. 

Sincerely yours, 

CU SI A\ i: W. Weder, 
President oj the Vnieersitij 

Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931, at the Post OfTice at Selinsgrove, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 
Published four times a year by Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa., in months of September, December, March and June. 

TEACHER: 1959 

''If I were sitting here 

and the whole outside world 

were indifferent to what I 

was doing, I would still want 

to be doing just what lam/' 

<m% --f 


There are many reasons, not all of them tangible 
things which can be pulled out and explained. I still 
hear people say, "Those who can, do; those who 
can't, teach." But there are many teachers who can. 
They are teachers because they have more than the 
usual desire to communicate. They are excited enough 
about something to want to tell others, have others 
love it as they love it, tell people the how of some- 
thing, and the why. 

I like to see students who will carry the intellectual 
spark into the world beyond my time. And I like to 
think that maybe 1 have something to do with this. 


A professor doesn't punch a time clock. He is allowed 
the responsibility of planning his own time and activi- 
ties. This freedom of movement provides something 
very valuable — time to think and consider. 

I've always had the freedom to teach what I believe 
to be true. I have never been interfered with in what 
I wanted to say — either in the small college or in the 
large university. I know there have been and are in- 
fringements on academic freedom. But they've never 
happened to me. 

TEACHER: 1959 


I'm still eager about many of the things I was eager 
about as a young man. It is gratifying to see bright 
young men and women excited and enthusiastic about 
scholarship. There are times when I feel that I'm only 
an old worn boulder in the never-ending stream of 
students. There are times when I want to flee, when I 
look ahead to a quieter life of contemplation, of 
reading things I've always wanted to read. Then a 
brilliant and likeable human being comes along, 
whom I feel I can help — and this makes it all the 
more worthwhile. When I see a young teacher get a 
start, I get a vicarious feeling of beginning again. 

TEACHER: 1959 


I find it difficult to be glib about this. There are major 
problems to be faced. There is this business of salaries, 
of status and dignity, of anti-intellectualism, of too 
much to do in too little time. But these are problems, 
not drawbacks. A teacher doesn't become a teacher 
in spite of them, but with an awareness that they 
exist and need to be solved. 


Terms like "egghead" tend to suggest that the in- 
tellectual is something like a toadstool — almost phys- 
ically different from everyone else. America is ob- 
sessed with stereotypes. There is a whole spectrum of 
personalities in education, all individuals. The notion 
that the intellectual is somebody totally removed from 
what human beings are supposed to be is absurd. 


But we are here for only a limited time, and I would 
rather spend such time as I have thinking about the 
meaning of the universe and the purpose of man, than 
doing something else. I've spent hours in libraries 
and on park benches, escaping long enough to do a 
little thinking. I can be found occasionally sitting 
out there with sparrows perching on me, almost. 

"fVe may always be running jusi to keep 
from falling behind. But the person who 
is a teacher because he wants to teach, 
because he is deeply interested in people 
and scholarship, will pursue it as long as 
he can." — Loren C. Eiseley 



HE CIRCUMSTANCE is a Strange one. In recent 

years Americans have spent more money on the trappings of 

higher education than ever before in history. More 

parents than ever have set their sights on a college education 

for their children. More buildings than ever 

have been put up to accommodate the crowds. But in the 

midst of this national preoccupation with higher 

education, the indispensable element in education — the 

teacher — somehow has been overlooked. 

The results are unfortunate — not only for college teachers, but 

for college teaching as well, and for all whose lives it touches. 

If allowed to persist, present conditions could lead 

to so serious a decline in the excellence of higher education 

that we would require generations to recover from it. 

Among educators, the problem is the subject 

of current concern and debate and experiment. What is missing, 

and urgently needed, is full public awareness of the 

problem — and full public support of measures to deal with it. 


-ERE IS A TASK for the college alumnus and alumna. No one 

knows the value of higher education better than 

the educated. No one is better able to take action, and to 

persuade others to take action, to preserve and increase its value. 

Will they do it? The outlines of the problem, and some 

guideposts to action, appear in the pages that follow. 


No; there will always be someone to fill classroom vacancies. But 
quality is almost certain to drop unless something is done quickly 


^W The number of students enrolled in America's 

^ * colleges and universities this year exceeds last 
year's figure by more than a quarter miUion. In ten years 
it should pass six milHon — nearly double today's en- 

The number of teachers also may have to double. Some 
educators say that within a decade 495,000 may be needed 
— more than twice the present number. 

Can we hope to meet the demand? If so, what is Ukely 
to happen to the quality of teaching in the process? 

"Great numbers of youngsters will flood into our col- 
leges and universities whether we are prepared or not," a 
report of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 
Teaching has pointed out. "These youngsters will be 
taught — taught well or taught badly. And the demand for 
teachers will somehow be at least partly met — if not with 
well-prepared teachers then with ill-prepared, if not with 
superior teachers then with inferior ones." 

MOST IMMEDIATE is the problem of finding enough 
qualified teachers to meet classes next fall. Col- 
lege administrators must scramble to do so. 

"The staffing problems are the worst in my 30years' 
experience at hiring teaching staff"," said one college presi- 
dent, replying to a survey by the U.S. Office of Educa- 
tion's Division of Higher Education. 

"The securing and retaining of well-trained, eff"ective 
teachers is the outstanding problem confronting all col- 
leges today," said another. 

One logical place to start reckoning with the teacher 
shortage is on the present faculties of American colleges 
and universities. The shortage is hardly alleviated by the 
fact that substantial numbers of men and women find it 
necessary to leave college teaching each year, for largely 

financial reasons. So serious is this problem — and so 
relevant is it to the college alumnus and alumna — that a 
separate article in this report is devoted to it. 

The scarcity of funds has led most colleges and uni- 
versities to seek at least short-range solutions to the 
teacher shortage by other means. 

Difficulty in finding young new teachers to fill faculty 
vacancies is turning the attention of more and more ad- 
ministrators to the other end of the academic fine, where 
tried and able teachers are about to retire. A few institu- 
tions have modified the upper age limits for faculty. Others 
are keeping selected faculty members on the payroll past 
the usual retirement age. A number of institutions are 
filling their own vacancies with the cream of the men and 
women retired elsewhere, and two organizations, the Asso- 
ciation of American Colleges and the American Associa- 
tion of University Professors, with the aid of a grant from 
the Ford Foundation, have set up a "Retired Professors 
Registry" to facihtate the process. 

Old restraints and handicaps for the woman teacher are 
disappearing in the colleges. Indeed, there are special 
opportunities for her, as she earns her standing alongside 
the man who teaches. But there is no room for com- 
placency here. We can no longer take it for granted that 
the woman teacher will be any more available than the 
man, for she exercises the privilege of her sex to change 
her mind about teaching as about other matters. Says 
Dean Nancy Duke Lewis of Pembroke College: "The day 
has passed when we could assume that every woman who 
earned her Ph.D. would go into college teaching. She 
needs something positive today to attract her to the col- 
leges because of the welcome that awaits her talents in 
business, industry, government, or the foundations. Her 
freedom to choose comes at a time when undergraduate 
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inspire them to do their best in the classroom and labo- 
ratory — and certainly to encourage them to elect college 
teaching as a career." 

forced to accelerate promotions and salary increases 
in order to attract and hold faculty members. Many 
are being forced to settle for less qualified teachers. 

In an effort to attract and keep teachers, most colleges 
are providing such necessities as improved research facili- 
ties and secretarial help to reheve faculty members of 
paperwork and administrative burdens, thus giving faculty 
members more time to concentrate on teaching and 

In the process of revising their curricula many colleges 
are eliminating courses that overlap one another or are 
considered frivolous. Some are increasing the size of 
lecture classes and eliminating classes they deem too small. 

Finally, somewhat in desperation (but also with the 
firm conviction that the technological age must, after all, 
have something of value to offer even to the most basic 
and fundamental exercises of education), experiments are 
being conducted with teaching by films and television. 

At Penn State, where televised instruction is in its ninth 
semester, TV has met with mixed reactions. Students 
consider it a good technique for teaching courses with 

large enrollments — and their performance in courses em- 
ploying television has been as good as that of students 
having personal contact with their teachers. The reaction 
of faculty members has been less favorable. But accept- 
ance appears to be growing: the number of courses offered 
on television has grown steadily, and the number of faculty 
members teaching via TV has grown, also. 

Elsewhere, teachers are far from unanimity on the sub- 
ject of TV. "Must the TV technicians take over the col- 
leges?" asked Professor Ernest Earnest of Temple Uni- 
versity in an article title last fall. "Like the conventional 
lecture system, TV lends itself to the sausage-stuffing con- 
cept of education," Professor Earnest said. The classroom, 
he argued, "is the place for testing ideas and skills, for the 
interchange of ideas"^ — objectives difficult to attain when 
one's teacher is merely a shadow on a fluorescent screen. 

The TV pioneers, however, believe the medium, used 
properly, holds great promise for the future. 

FOR THE LONG RUN, the traditional sources of supply 
for college teaching fall far short of meeting the de- 
mand. The Ph.D., for example, long regarded by 
many colleges and universities as the ideal "driver's 
license" for teachers, is awarded to fewer than 9,000 
persons per year. Even if, as is probable, the number of 
students enrolled in Ph.D. programs rises over the next 

few years, it will be a long time before they have traveled 
the full route to the degree. 

Meanwhile, the demand for Ph.D.'s grows, as industry, 
consulting firms, and government compete for many of the 
men and women who do obtain the degree. Thus, at the 
very time that a great increase is occurring in the number 
of undergraduates who must be taught, the supply of new 
college teachers with the rank of Ph.D. is even shorter 
than usual. 

"During each of the past four years," reported the 
National Education Association in 1958, "the average 
level of preparation of newly employed teachers has 
fallen. Four years ago no less than 31.4 per cent of the 
new teachers held the earned doctor's degree. Last year 
only 23.5 per cent were at this high level of preparation." 

HERE ARE SOME of the causcs of concern about the 
Ph.D., to which educators are directing their 
► The Ph.D. program, as it now exists in most graduate 
schools, does not sufficiently emphasize the development 
of teaching skills. As a result, many Ph.D.'s go into 
teaching with little or no idea how to teach, and make 
a mess of it when they try. Many who don't go into 
teaching might have done so, had a greater emphasis been 
laid upon it when they were graduate students. 

► The Ph.D. program is indefinite in its time require- 
ments: they vary from school to school, from department 
to department, from student to student, far more than 
seems warranted. "Generally the Ph.D. takes at least 
four years to get," says a committee of the Association 
of Graduate Schools. "More often it takes six or seven, 
and not infrequently ten to fifteen. ... If we put our heads 
to the matter, certainly we ought to be able to say to a 
good student: 'With a leeway of not more than one year, 
it will take you so and so long to take the Ph.D.' " 

► "Uncertainty about the time required," says the 
Association's Committee on Policies in Graduate Educa- 
tion, "leads in turn to another kind of uncertainty — 
financial uncertainty. Doubt and confusion on this score 
have a host of disastrous effects. Many superior men, 
facing unknowns here, abandon thoughts about working 
for a Ph.D. and reaUstically go oflTto law or the like. . . ." 

A LTHOUGH ROUGHLY HALF of the tcachcrs in Amer- 
/\ ica's colleges and universities hold the Ph.D., more 
■*- -*- than three quarters of the newcomers to college 
and university teaching, these days, don't have one. In 
the years ahead, it appears inevitable that the proportion 
of Ph.D.'s to non-Ph.D.'s on America's faculties will 

Next in line, after the doctorate, is the master's degree. 

For centuries the master's was "the" degree, until, with 
the growth of the Ph.D. in America, it began to be moved 
into a back seat. In Great Britain its prestige is still high. 

But in America the M. A. has, in some graduate schools, 
deteriorated. Where the M.A.'s standards have been kept 
high, on the other hand, able students have been able to 
prepare themselves, not only adequately but well, for 
college teaching. 

Today the M.A. is one source of hope in the teacher 
shortage. "If the M.A. were of universal dignity and 
good standing," says the report of the Committee on 
Policies in Graduate Education, ". . . this ancient degree 
could bring us succor in the decade ahead. . . . 

"The nub of the problem ... is to get rid of 'good' and 
'bad' M.A.'s and to set up generally a 'rehabilitated' de- 
gree which will have such worth in its own right that 
a man entering graduate school will consider the possi- 
bility of working toward the M.A. as the first step to the 
Ph.D " 

One problem would remain. "If you have a master's 
degree you are still a mister and if you have a Ph.D., no 
matter where it is from, you are a doctor," Dean G. Bruce 
Dearing, of the University of Delaware, has said. "The 
town looks at you differently. Business looks at you dif- 
ferently. The dean may; it depends on how discriminating 
he is." 

The problem won't be solved, W. R. Dennes, former 
dean of the graduate school of the University of California 
at Berkeley, has said, "until universities have the courage 
... to select men very largely on the quality of work they 
have done and soft-pedal this matter of degrees." 

A point for parents and prospective students to remem- 
ber — and one of which alumni and alumnae might re- 
mind them — is that counting the number of Ph.D. 's in a 
college catalogue is not the only, or even necessarily the 
best, way to judge the worth of an educational institution 
or its faculty's abilities. To base one's judgment solely on 
such a count is quite a temptation, as William James noted 
56 years ago in "The Ph.D. Octopus": "The dazzled read- 
er of the list, the parent or student, says to himself, 'This 
must be a terribly distinguished crowd — their titles shine 
like the stars in the firmament; Ph.D.'s, Sc.D.'s, and 
Litt.D.'s bespangle the page as if they were sprinkled over 
it from a pepper caster.' " 

The Ph.D. will remain higher education's most honored 
earned degree. It stands for a depth of scholarship and 
productive research to which the master has not yet 
addressed himself so intensively. But many educational 
leaders expect the doctoral programs to give more em- 

phasis to teaching. At the same time the master's degree 
will be strengthened and given more prestige. 

In the process the graduate schools will have taken a 
long step toward solving the shortage of qualified college 
teachers. ; 

SOME OF THE CHANGES being made by colleges and 
universities to meet the teacher shortage constitute 
reasonable and overdue reforms. Other changes are 
admittedly desperate — and possibly dangerous — attempts 
to meet today's needs. 

The central problem is to get more young people 
interested in college teaching. Here, college alumni and 
alumnae have an opportunity to provide a badly needed 
service to higher education and to superior young people 
themselves. The problem of teacher supply is not one 
with which the college administrator is able to cope alone. 

President J. Seelye Bixler, of Colby College, recently 
said: "Let us cultivate a teacher-centered point of view. 
There is tragedy as well as truth in the old saying that in 
Europe when you meet a teacher you tip your hat, whereas 
over here you tap your head. Our debt to our teachers is 
very great, and fortunately we are beginning to realize 
that we must make some attempt to balance the account. 
Money and prestige are among the first requirements. 

"Most important is independence. Too often we sit 
back with the comfortable feeling that our teachers have 
all the freedom they desire. We forget that the payoff 
comes in times of stress. Are we really willing to allow 
them independence of thought when a national emergency 
is in the offing? Are we ready to defend them against all 
pressure groups and to acknowledge their right to act as 
critics of our customs, our institutions, and even our 
national policy? Evidence abounds that for some of our 
more vociferous compatriots this is too much. They see no 
reason why such privileges should be offered or why a 
teacher should not express his patriotism in the same out- 
worn and often irrelevant shibboleths they find so dear 
and so hard to give up. Surely our educational task has 
not been completed until we have persuaded them that a 
teacher should be a pioneer, a leader, and at times a non- , 
conformist with a recognized right to dissent. As Howard 
Mumford Jones has observed, we can hardly allow our- . 
selves to become a nation proud of machines that think 
and suspicious of any man who tries to." 

By lending their support to programs designed to im- 
prove the climate for teachers at their own colleges, alumni 
can do much to alter the conviction held by many that 
teaching is tolerable only to martyrs. 


Most teachers teach because they love their jobs. But low pay is 
forcing many to leave the profession, just when we need them most 

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING for the past three and a half 
months, the principal activity of a 34-year-old 
' associate professor of chemistry at a first-rate mid- 
western college has centered around Section 3 of the pre- 
vious Sunday's New York Times. The Times, which ar- 
rives at his office in Tuesday afternoon's mail delivery, 
customarily devotes page after page of Section 3 to large 
help-wanted ads, most of them directed at scientists and 
engineers. The associate professor, a Ph.D., is job- 

"There's certainly no secret about it," he told a recent 
visitor. "At least two others in the department are look- 
ing, too. We'd all give a lot to be able to stay in teach- 
ing; that's what we're trained for, that's what we like. 
But we simply can't swing it financially." 

"I'm up against it this spring," says the chairman of 
the physics department at an eastern college for women. 
"Within the past two weeks two of my people, one an 
associate and one an assistant professor, turned in their 
resignations, effective in June. Both are leaving the field 
— one for a job in industry, the other for government 
work. I've got strings out, all over the country, but so 
far I've found no suitable replacements. We've always 
prided ourselves on having Ph.D.'s in these jobs, but it 
looks as if that's one resolution we'll have to break in 

"We're a long way from being able to compete with 
industry when young people put teaching and industry on 
the scales," says Vice Chancellor Vem O. Knudsen of 
UCLA. "Salary is the real rub, of course. Ph.D.'s in 
physics here in Los Angeles are getting $8-12,000 in 

industry without any experience, while about all we can 
offer them is $5,500. Things are not much better in the 
chemistry department." 

One young Ph.D. candidate sums it up thus: "We want 
to teach and we want to do basic research, but industry 
offers us twice the salary we can get as teachers. We talk 
it over with our wives, but it's pretty hard to turn down 
$10,000 to work for less than half that amount." 

"That woman you saw leaving my office: she's one of 
our most brilliant young teachers, and she was ready to 
leave us," said a women's college dean recently. "1 per- 
suaded her to postpone her decision for a couple of 
months, until the results of the alumnae fund drive are in. 
We're going to use that money entirely for raising sala- 
ries, this year. If it goes over the top, we'll be able to hold 
some of our best people. If it falls short. . . I'm on the 
phone every morning, talking to the fund chairman, 
counting those dollars, and praying." 

THE DIMENSIONS of the teacher-salary problem in the 
United States and Canada are enormous. It has 
reached a point of crisis in pubhc institutions and in 
private institutions, in richly endowed institutions as well 
as in poorer ones. It exists even in Catholic colleges and 
universities, where, as student populations grow, more 
and more laymen must be found in order to supplement 
the limited number of clerics available for teaching posts. 
"In a generation," says Seymour E. Harris, the dis- 
tinguished Harvard economist, "the college professor has 
lost 50 per cent in economic status as compared to the 
average American. His real income has decUned sub- 

stantially, while that of the average American has risen 
by 70-80 per cent." 

Figures assembled by the American Association of 
University Professors show how seriously the college 
teacher's economic standing has deteriorated. Since 
1939, according to the AAUP's latest study (published in 
1958), the purchasing power of lawyers rose 34 per cent, 
that of dentists 54 per cent, and that of doctors 98 per 
cent. But at the five state universities surveyed by the 
AAUP, the purchasing power of teachers in all ranks rose 
only 9 per cent. And at twenty-eight privately controlled 
institutions, the purchasing power of teachers' salaries 
dropped by 8.5 per cent. While nearly everybody else in 
the country was gaining ground spectacularly, teachers 
were losing it. 

The AAUP's sample, it should be noted, is not repre- 
sentative of all colleges and universities in the United 
States and Canada. The institutions it contains are, as 
the AAUP says, "among the better colleges and universi- 
ties in the country in salary matters." For America as a 
whole, the situation is even worse. 

The National Education Association, which studied 
the salaries paid in the 1957-58 academic year by more 
than three quarters of the nation's degree-granting insti- 
tutions and by nearly two thirds of the junior colleges, 
found that half of all college and university teachers 
earned less than $6,015 per year. College instructors 
earned a median salary of only $4,562 — not much better 
than the median salary of teachers in public elementary 
schools, whose economic plight is well known. 

The implications of such statistics are plain. 

"Higher salaries," says Robert Lekachman, professor 
of economics at Barnard College, "would make teaching 
a reasonable alternative for the bright young lawyer, the 
bright young doctor. Any ill-paid occupation becomes 
something of a refuge for the ill-trained, the lazy, and the 
incompetent. If the scale of salaries isn't improved, the 
quality of teaching won't improve; it will worsen. Unless 
Americans are willing to pay more for higher education, 
they will have to be satisfied with an inferior product." 

Says President Margaret Clapp of Wellesley College, 
which is devoting ail of its fund-raising efforts to accumu- 
lating enough money ($15 million) to strengthen faculty 
salaries: "Since the war, in an effort to keep alive the 
profession, discussion in America of teachers' salaries has 
necessarily centered on the minimums paid. But insofar 
as money is a factor in decision, wherever minimums only 
are stressed, the appeal is to the underprivileged and the 
timid; able and ambitious youths are not likely to listen." 


It appears certain that if college teaching is to 
attract and hold top-grade men and women, a 
drastic step must be taken: salaries must be doubled 
within five to ten years. 

There is nothing extravagant about such a proposal; 
indeed, it may dangerously understate the need. The 
current situation is so serious that even doubling his sal- 
ary would not enable the college teacher to regain his 
former status in the American economy. 
Professor Harris of Harvard figures it this way: 
For every $100 he earned in 1930, the college faculty 
member earned only $85, in terms of 1930 dollars, in 
1957. By contrast, the average American got $175 in 
1957 for every $100 he earned in 1930. Even if the pro- 
fessor's salary is doubled in ten years, he will get only a 


$70 increase in buying power over 1930. By contrast, the 
average American is expected to have $127 more buying 
power at the end of the same period. 

In this respect, Professor Harris notes, doubhng faculty 
salaries is a modest program. "But in another sense," he 
says, "the proposed rise seems large indeed. None of the 
authorities . . . has told us where the money is coming 
from." It seems quite clear that a fundamental change in 
public attitudes toward faculty salaries will be necessary 
before significant progress can be made. 

FINDING THE MONEY is 3 problem with which each 
college must wrestle today without cease. 
For some, it is a matter of convincing taxpayers 
and state legislators that appropriating money for faculty 

salaries is even more important than appropriating 
money for campus buildings. (Curiously, buildings are 
usually easier to "sell" than pay raises, despite the seem- 
ingly obvious fact that no one was ever educated by a pile 
of bricks.) 

For others, it has been a matter of fund-raising cam- 
paigns ("We are writing salary increases into our 1959-60 
budget, even though we don't have any idea where the 
money is coming from," says the president of a privately 
supported college in the Mid-Atlantic region); of finding 
additional salary money in budgets that are already 
spread thin ("We're cutting back our library's book 
budget again, to gain some funds in the salary accounts"); 
of tuition increases ("This is about the only private enter- 
prise in the country which gladly subsidizes its customers; 
maybe we're crazy"); of promoting research contracts 
("We claim to be a privately supported university, but 
what would we do without the AEC?"); and of bar- 

"The tendency to bargain, on the part of both the col- 
leges and the teachers, is a deplorable development," says 
the dean of a university in the South. But it is a grow- 
ing practice. As a result, inequities have developed: the 
teacher in a field in which people are in short supply or in 
industrial demand — or the teacher who is adept at 
"campus politics" — is likely to fare better than his col- 
leagues who are less favorably situated. 

"Before you check with the administration on the 
actual appointment of a specific individual," says a 
faculty man quoted in the recent and revealing book. The 
Academic Marketplace, "you can be honest and say to 
the man, 'Would you be interested in coming at this 
amount?' and he says, 'No, but I would be interested at 
this amount.' " One result of such bargaining has been 
that newly hired faculty members often make more 
money than was paid to the people they replace — a happy 
circumstance for the newcomers, but not hkely to raise 
the morale of others on the faculty. 

"We have been compelled to set the beginning salary 
of such personnel as physics professors at least $1,500 
higher than salaries in such fields as history, art, physical 
education, and English," wrote the dean of faculty in a 
state college in the Rocky Mountain area, in response to a 
recent government questionnaire deaUng with salary prac- 
tices. "This began about 1954 and has worked until the 
present year, when the differential perhaps may be in- 
creased even more." 

Bargaining is not new in Academe (Thorstein Veblen 
referred to it in The Higher Learning, which he wrote in 

1918), but never has it been as widespread or as much a 
matter of desperation as today. In colleges and universi- 
ties, whose members like to think of themselves as equally 
dedicated to all fields of human knowledge, it may prove 
to be a weakening factor of serious proportions. 

Many colleges and universities have managed to make 
modest across-the-board increases, designed to restore 
part of the faculty's lost purchasing power. In the 1957- 
58 academic year, 1,197 institutions, 84.5 per cent of 
those answering a U.S. Office of Education survey ques- 
tion on the point, gave salary increases of at least 5 per 
cent to their faculties as a whole. More than half of them 
(248 public institutions and 329 privately supported insti- 
tutions) said their action was due wholly or in part to the 
teacher shortage. 

Others have found fringe benefits to be a partial 
answer. Providing low-cost housing is a particularly suc- 
cessful way of attracting and holding faculty members; 
and since housing is a major item in a family budget, it 
is as good as or better than a salary increase. Oglethorpe 
University in Georgia, for example, a 200-student, pri- 
vate, liberal arts institution, long ago built houses on cam- 
pus land (in one of the most desirable residential areas on 
the outskirts of Atlanta), which it rents to faculty mem- 
bers at about one-third the area's going rate. (The cost 
of a three-bedroom faculty house: $50 per month.) "It's 
our major selling point," says Oglethorpe's president, 
Donald Agnew, "and we use it for all it's worth." 

Dartmouth, in addition to attacking the salary problem 
itself, has worked out a program of fringe benefits that 
includes full payment of retirement premiums (16 per 
cent of each faculty member's annual salary), group in- 
surance coverage, paying the tuition of faculty children at 
any college in the country, liberal mortgage loans, and 
contributing to the improvement of local schools which 
faculty members' children attend. 

Taking care of trouble spots while attempting to whittle 
down the salary problem as a whole, searching for new 
funds while reapportioning existing ones, the colleges and 
universities are dealing with their salary crises as best they 
can, and sometimes ingeniously. But still the gap between 
salary increases and the rising figures on the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics' consumer price index persists. 

First, stringent economies must be applied by 
educational institutions themselves. Any waste 
that occurs, as well as most luxuries, is probably being 
subsidized by low salaries. Some "waste" may be hidden 

in educational theories so old that they are accepted 
without question; if so, the theories must be re-examined 
and, if found invalid, replaced with new ones. The idea 
of the small class, for example, has long been honored 
by administrators and faculty members alike; there is 
now reason to suspect that large classes can be equally 
effective in many courses — a suspicion which, if found 
correct, should be translated into action by those institu- 
tions which are able to do so. Tuition may have to be 
increased — a prospect at which many public-college, as 
well as many private-college, educators shudder, but 
which appears justified and fair if the increases can be 
tied to a system of loans, scholarships, and tuition re- 
bates based on a student's or his family's ability to pay. 

Second, massive aid must come from the public, both 
in the form of taxes for increased salaries in state and 
municipal institutions and in the form of direct gifts to 
both public and private institutions. Anyone who gives 
money to a college or university for unrestricted use or 
earmarked for faculty salaries can be sure that he is mak- 
ing one of the best possible investments in the free world's 
future. If he is himself a college alumnus, he may con- 
sider it a repayment of a debt he incurred when his col- 
lege or university subsidized a large part of his own edu- 
cation (virtually nowhere does, or did, a student's tuition 
cover costs). If he is a corporation executive or director, 
he may consider it a legitimate cost of doing business; the 
supply of well-educated men and women (the alternative 
to which is half-educated men and women) is dependent 
upon it. If he is a parent, he may consider it a premium 
on a poUcy to insure high-quality education for his chil- 
dren — quality which, without such aid, he can be certain 
will deteriorate. 

Plain talk between educators and the public is a third 
necessity. The president of Barnard College, Millicent C. 
Mcintosh, says: "The 'plight" is not of the faculty, but of 
the pubhc. The faculty will take care of themselves in the 
future either by leaving the teaching profession or by 
never entering it. Those who care for education, those 
who run institutions of learning, and those who have chil- 
dren — all these will be left holding the bag." It is hard to 
believe that if Americans — and particularly college alum- 
ni and alumnae — had been aware of the problem, they 
would have let faculty salaries fall into a sad state. Ameri- 
cans know the value of excellence in higher education too 
well to have blithely let its basic element — excellent teach- 
ing — slip into its present peril. First we must rescue it; 
then we must make certain that it does not fall into dis- 
repair again. 







► Is your Alma Mater having difficulty finding qualified 
new teachers to fill vacancies and expand its faculty to 
meet climbing enrollments? 

► Has the economic status of faculty members of your 
college kept up with inflationary trends? 

► Are the physical facilities of your college, including 
laboratories and libraries, good enough to attract and 
hold qualified teachers? 

► Is your community one which respects the college 
teacher? Is the social and educational environment of 
your college's "home town" one in which a teacher would 
like to raise his family? 

► Are the restrictions on time and freedom of teachers 
at yourcollege such as to discourage adventurous research, 
careful preparation of instruction, and the expression of 
honest conviction? 

► To meet the teacher shortage, is your college forced 
to resort to hiring practices that are unfair to segments of 
the faculty it already has? 

► Are courses of proved merit being curtailed? Are 
classes becoming larger than subject matter or safeguards 
of teacher-student relationships would warrant? 

► Are you, as an alumnus, and your college as an insti- 
tution, doing everything possible to encourage talented 
young people to pursue careers in college teaching? 

If you are dissatisfied with the answers to these questions, 
your college may need help. Contact alumni officials at 
your college to learn if your concern is justified. If it is, 
register your interest in helping the college authorities 
find solutions through appropriate programs of organized 
alumni cooperation. 



The University of Oklahoma 

Harvard University 


Emory University 

The Johns Hopkins University 


The University of New Hampshire 

St. Johns University 

The American Alumni Council 

Washington University 

Barnard College 


Baylor University 

Lehigh University 

The University of Pennsylvania 

The University of California 

Phillips Academy, Andover 

The Ohio State University 


Columbia University 

Dartmouth College 


The University of Arkansas 

Brown University 


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Pennsylvania, for his contributions to the introductory picture section of this report. 

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As the Year 
Closed . . . 

Susqiuhanna's thirteenth President. Dr. Gusturc 
Wither \\'(7«-r ua.i iniiuiiurated on May 22. 19.59. 
ReiJresentatii:es from more than 90 colleges ami 
iiniver.fities were in iittendanee. 

Those taking part in tlie Inaugural Service were, 
I. to r.: Dr. John F. llarkins. President of the 
Board; Dr. Weber; Dr. Ralph C. Robinson. Secre- 
tary. Central Pennsylvania Synod; Dr. }. Frank 
Fife. President. Synod of Maryland; The Rev. Ren- 
jumin Lot: and Mr. John Horn. Board Member 
and Chairman of the Presidential Selection Com- 

Susquehanna's .\lumni Achievement 
Award was presented this year to Dr. John J. Houtz of 
the Chemistry Department, known and loved by Sus- 
quehanfians for many years. Dr. Houtz retired this 
year hut, at the request of President Weber, will continue 
to teach one class in organic chemistry. 

L. to r.: Dr. Calvin V. Erdly, '20, Chairman of the 
Awards Committee; Dr. Houtz, '08; Raymond P. Gar- 
man, '30, Retiring President of the General Alumni As- 

What will probably be a new tradition at Susque- 
hanna was Citablishcd this year when President Weber 
announced at the close of Commencement festivities, 
"The Seniors are initiating a new tradition by gathering 
in front of Seibcrt after graduation to say farewell to 
each other. Their friends and parents are asked not to 
ioiti them at this time." 

Susquehanna's May Queen 
of, Mi,ts Sandra Meyer 
of Livingston, N. J., was 
cnnvncd by President Web- 
ir in the company of Miss 
Jacqueline MeKeever '.52, 
popular Broadway mu.sical 
and T. V. star. 

One of the significant 
events of .Alumni Day was 
breaking ground for a new 
gateway to the campus. The 
gateway, to cost more than 
SIO.OOO. is a gift from Mrs. 
Eleanor Landes as a Me- 
morial to her husband. Dr. 
Latimer S. Landes '11. 
who had been a mend>er of 
Susquehanna's Board of Di- 
rectors for 19 years. 

L. to r.: Dr. John I. Wood- 
ruff '88; Dr. John J. Houtz 
'08; Dr. Weber; Dr. Calvin 
V. Erdly '20; Dr. Joseph 
L. Hackenberg '20; Law- 
rence M. Isaacs '43; Ray- 
mond P. Garman '30. 




Miss Hilda Kolpin 
209^ W. Snyder Street 
Selinsgrove, Pa. 

POSTMASTER — Please notify if undelivered 
Entered at Selinsgrove. Pennsylvania Post Office as Second Class Matter 




General Alumni Association 


Honorary President 

Dr. j:.lin I. Woodruff '88 


Lawrence M. Isaacs '43 

1st Vice President 
Paul M. Haines '31 

2nd Vice President 

Mrs. Mary Karlliim Htillway '28 

Recording Secretary 

Mrs. l.a\an R. Hohinson 46 


W. Da\id Gross '47 


Edwin M. Brungart '00 


HaNinoiid H. Gamian, Sr. '30 
Peter Sluit> '38 

Representative on I'niicrsity Hoard of 
Clyde R. Spit/ner '37 

Representatives to Athletic Committee 
Perce Appleyard '22 
John .\I. Auten '28 

Director of Alumni Relations 
Donald E. Wissinger .50 

On Our Cover 

Susquehanna Prcsitlent Gustave W. 
Weber visits early-season football prac- 
tice to greet three Crusader alinnni who 
are coaching the 42-nieinber 1959 scjuad: 
Head Coach Whitcy Keil '39, Assistant 
Coaches Bob Pittello '.51 and Blair Hel- 
ton '42. See story, page 17. 


Vol. 29 

September 1959 


Don W'i.s.siiifjt'r Is .\c'\\ .Klumni Director . 

Students Venture Mt. Malianoy Climb 
by Ccor<s,e Gopic 

Crusader I loinecoiiiiiig 1959 

When Vou Come Baek .... 

New Faces in New Places .... 

Russell Gait As Christian Preacher 
/)!/ Bcnjdniin Lotz 

Susquehanna Enrolls Largest Freshman Class 

Alumni Slow in Responding 

Club News ....... 

Thi'ee Alumni Coach 19.59 Crusaders . 

Susquehannans on Parade .... 

Whither tlu' Class of '.59 .... 

Born Crusaders ...... 

S. U. \V'eddings 


No. 1 









Entered as second-class matter September 26, 1931. at tlie Post Of- 
fice at .Selinsgro\e, Pa., under the Act of .August 24, 1912. Published 
four times a yciir by Susquehanna University, Selinsgro\e, Pa., in 
months of September, December, Marcli and June. 

Susquehanna Alumnus 

Don Wissinger 
Is New 
Alumni Director 

Ten years ago he was known as "The Toe" . . . Now he's 
back at his Alma Mater as Director of Alumni Relations. 

Sej^tember 15 was a red-letter day for Susque- 
hanna alumni. That's the day Donald E. Wissinger 
'50 of York, Pa. reported on the S.U. campus to take 
o\'er as Director of Alumni Relations. Universitv 
President Gustave W. Weber announced the appoint- 
ment on September 1. 

Digging right in to his new duties, Don immedi- 
ately found himself with responsibilities and a tra\'el 
schedule which \\'oidd stagger a lesser man. But Don 
is a talented and energetic alumnus— enthusiastic about 
Susquehanna's future and well-equipped to direct a 
vigorous program, .\lumni all across the land will be 
seeing him and hearing him as he becomes their new 
link to a stronger, more effective Susquehanna. 

Formerly guidance counselor in the \\'est York 
Area High School, \\issingcr is a 1950 graduate of 
Susquehanna. Known as "The Toe" in his under- 
graduate days, he was a specialist in kicking points- 
after-touchdown on the Amos Alonzo Stagg football 
teams. He played quarterback in '47, '48 and '49. 

The new director assumed full-time responsibility 

for ahunni activities formerly handled by Dan Mac- 
Cuish, now full-time Director of Admissions. 

A native of Altoona, Pa., Wissinger taught mathe- 
matics and social studies at \\'est York 19.50-1957. 
while coaching football, basketball and baseball teams 
for the school. Tlie following year he cai'rled out sim- 
ilar duties at Edgar Fahs Smith Junior High School, 
York, and a year ago returned to West York as guid- 
ance counselor. In 195.3 he was awarded the M.Ed, 
degree by Penn State University. 

\\'issinger was president of the \\'est "^'ork profes- 
sional Teachers Organization and an active youth 
leader at St. Stephen's Evangelical and Reformed 
Church, York, where he also served as Sunday sciiool 
superintendent and a member of the clioir. 

He is married to the former Flora ,\I. Bainhart of 
Claysburg, Pa., a Susquehanna graduate of 1951. The 
Wissingers have four children: Scott, 5; Donna, 3; 
t\\ins Jane and Janice, 9 months. They are making 
their new home at 422 North Orange Street, Selins- 


students Venture 
Mt. Mahanoy Climb 


Mr. Gopie is president of the 
S.U, Student Council. This 
article appeared in last May's 
final issue of The Susque- 
hanna, now renamed THE 


It's MoikUu morning and, as usual, President 
\\'eber is in charge of the chapel service. Today he is 
continuing his series of talks on the Seven Great Men of 
Greece. Suddenly, without lifting his voice or drop- 
ping his tone he changes abruptly from his regular dis- 
course. What he says may be summarized in the fol- 
lowing words: In an effort to revive an old tradition 
whereby seniors of S.U. were required to climb the 
Mahanoy Mountain before they could graduate, today 
is declared a Senior's Holiday. They are excused from 
classes for the rest of the day. Lunches have been 
packed, and at ten o'clock buses will be here to take 
them to the side of the mountain. The seniors will 
climb Mt. Mahanoy today. 

Get Ready . . . Get Set 

It's one mad dash as soon as chapel is over. The 
senior women are busy changing into old clothes. The 
men are hurrying off to the fraternity houses to slip on 
sneakers and dungarees, and at the same time to rouse 
some of their sleeping classmates with the words, "A 
climbing we will go!" The buses are parked in front 
of Seibert Hall. By this time, the seniors can be 
singled out from the rest of the students by their out- 
doors type of dress. Carl Catherman is sitting discon- 
solately in front of G.A. Hall voicing his disappoint- 

ment in no uncertain tei^ms. Evidently, his student 
teaching duties stood in his way of joining his class- 
mates on their way to the clouds. "And I'm such an 
old mountain climber from way back," he says to thii 
circle of sympathizers. 

The seniors are now seated in the two buses. 
Number One bus is encountering some difficulties. 
Doc Boyer, sitting ne.\t to the food, cannot restrain his 
fingers from delving into some of the lunches. Quite 
soon he is joined by Kate Henry and it is only the 
stem voice of a certain Miss Royer that finally shoos 
them both away from the victuals. 

A little after ten o'clock, the buses leave S.U. and 
before long the class of '59 is safely deposited on the 
side of Mt. Mahano)'. 

Now Go Man, Go 

One look at the imposing peak of this mountain is 
enough to discourage even the most energetic seniors. 
As for the women . . . they get off the buses, take one 
look at the mountain, dien look helplessly at each 
other. "WHAT . . .!", "Are we going to climb THAT?" 
(Mt. Mahanoy is supposed to be at least eighteen hun- 
dred feet above sea level. From where the seniors 
stand, the peak is only fifteen hundred feet away.) 

The preliminar\- gasps and sighs are soon dis- 
pensed with. Led 1)\ little Joseph Lauver, a ten-year- 

Susquehanna Alumnus 

old student from Selinsgro\e Junior Higli School, the 
seniors, lunch bags in hand, fall in line and start the 
great trek to the sunnnit. 

The Climb 

At first, the climb appears to be very easy. Walk- 
ing piirallel to the highway for some four himcb-ed feet, 
the seniors actually go down a little depression, but 
without any wtuning, the course changes abruptly. 
They stand face to face with the steep side of the 
mountain. There is a little path leading to the top, but 
as it winds itself among the tiees and rocks, it soon 
becomes hard to follow, and most of the time each 
senior can be seen wandering off into some Uttle trail 
of his own. The climb is a back-breaking ;iffair. Once 
you start up the side, you start a laborious struggle 
with nature. You can hardly go for more tlian two or 
tliree minutes at a time without stopping to catch your 
breath. Using the little path, you look around in your 
tired condition to find an easier way up, but tliere is 
none. Sometimes, it happens that just as you begin 
to think you can travel just a little faster because the 
grade has decreased slightly, you come upon a huge 
boulder, and by the time you are tlirough surmounting 
it, it's time to sit and catch your breath. It really does 
help to sit for a short while, but there is always the 
fear lurking in your mind that if you rest for too long 
a period you will never have di^ive to go on. 

There are trees as far as you can see. Sometimes 
along the path, you have to stoop to avoid the over- 
hanging branches. Sometimes, you are forced to 
make a semicircle in order to bypass an impudent over- 
grown twig. The little trail is all covered over with 
dead leaves, and this makes it harder for the climber 
to get a firm footing. The dead leaves act as a good 
camouflage for little boulders, so that as you are lab- 
oriousK- dragging \ourself upwards, you may sudden- 
1\ step on one of these hidden traps and find yourself 
kissing Mother Earth. The journey seems never to 
come to an end. The higher you go, the longer the 
trail seems to be. You do not see the top until you 
get there, as there is nothing with which to judge how 
far up you may be, or how much farther you may have 
to go. After you are about one-quarter of the way up, 
you are tired beyond all reason. And, as if the climb 
itself were not vmcomfortable enough, the heat adds 
its own unpleasantness. 

The seniors are acquitting themselves in a superb 
manner. As they started upwards, jovial songs and 
the mocking laughter soon leave their lips. Witli a 
grim determination they forge their way upwards. 
The dead leaves serve as comfortable seats of repose. 
The obstructing trees are used as handholds, and the 
dec-epti\'e rocks are good excuses for some tired senior 
to take a short rest once he is in\'oluntaril)' brought to 

Individual Methods of Assault 

All the way up, little Miss Doris Shoemaker plays 
the role of the casual mountaineer. She walks all by 
herself, and stops to rest as if she is just enjoying tlie 
scener\- and is not really tired. Pete Pace, w^ith a few 
lunches tucked under his arms, is having a slightly dif- 
ficult time of it. And as he trips up occasionally, 
Betsy encourages him to remain seated so she can en- 
joy a few moments of respite. Mrs. Weber and Miss 
Heinly are the first to introduce the system of sitting 
right down if you are tired. Shoes, Joe and Stoney 
travel in a group, and rest in a group. As they are 
passed on the way, they stare with blank expressions 
and sweat pouring down their faces. Dr. Weber is off 
to a good start. He soon loses some of his original 
speed and is able to snatch moments of rest as he 
passes out words of encouragement to the straggling 
seniors. Ray Stiller seems to have no problems. With 
his head clown, he makes his way onward in a calm 
and efl^ortless manner. 

On Top of Old Mahanoy 

After about an hour's tra\el, the senior class is 
safely lodged on the summit. The view from up there 
is quite beautiful. Some of the buildings on our 
campus can be seen in the west without the use of 
field glasses. Still looking westward, we see a group 
of islands in the Susquehanna River. One of them has 
a complete farm on it. Looking southward, one sees 
the beautiful countryside, with well-ordered pine trees 
and gently rolling fields. It is hot today and there is 
mist hanging over the trees in the distance. 

As soon as a senior reaches the top, he is greeted 
by a chorus of voices, "You have to touch the flagpole. 
That's the tradition." The flagpole referred to is con- 
structed of six pieces of iron pipe. On top of it hangs 
the remnants of Old Glory. Not to be outdone by the 
group which placed that flag up there, our seniors de- 
cide to place S.U.'s banner on the pole. The foremost 
volunteer for this job is George Thies. His first at- 
tempt isn't too successful. Aided by some of the broad- 
shouldered men, he scrambles up to the top, but only 
succeeds in tying the banner at a considerable distance 
below Old Glory. Looking up at this achievement. 
Dr. Weber laughs and says to those standing around, 
"We're flying our flag at half-mast for those seniors 
who did not make the trip. " 

Not entirely satisfied with his achie\ement, George 
Thies decides to try once more. This timi', with the aid 
of Nick Yost, he succeeds, and now S.U.'s banner is 
waving in proud conquest on top of Mt. Mahano\'. 

The seniors dispose of their lunches without much 
ceremony. After awhile. Dr. Zimmer leads a group to 

Continued on puRc 23 



OCTOBER 30-31 

5:30 p.m. Jiidginjr of House Decorations 

7:00 p.iii. 

8:00 p.m. 

9:15 p.m. 

8;.30 a.m. 

8:30 a.m. 

9:45 a.m. 
10:45 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 

1:00 p.m. 

HoniecDinins Pageant with Annoimcemcnt and Coronation 

of Homeeominf; Queen. Seibert Hall 

lorelilite Parade and Bonfire 

Interfraternity Open House and Campus Soeial 

Frosli-Soph Competition 

Homeeoining Registration opens in C..\ Lounge 
Special General Alumni Meeting in Bogar Little rheatre 
Dedication of Landes Gateway & Memorial Placpies and Tree 
Fraternity and Sornrit\ .•Munmi Meetings and Luncheon Events 
Snack Bar open for Lunch and Social Hour 
Pre-gamc Activities and Parade of Floats with Presentation ot 
Homecoming Queen and Welcome from President Isaacs and 
President W'eher 
1:30 p.m. Kickolf, Football, Susquehanna vs. Wilkes 
AFTER GAME Victory Coffee Hour in Heilnian Hall 
6:30 p.m. Fraternity and Sororitx Ban<iucts. \on-frati'rnit\ persons iiu Ihcir 
o\\ n for Dinner. 
Homecoming Ball in Alunuii Gxinnasium 

9:00 p.m. 
9:00, 10:. 30 

10:45 and 11:00 a.m. 
Worship Services in Local Churches 


Many changt's are taking place on our campus; a new ent- 
rance to the University, new offices in Selinsgro\e Hall, altera- 
tions to Selinsgrove and Hassinger Halls, significant increase in 
the number of students, etc. There is a real spirit of enthusi- 
asm on campus for the future development of Susquehanna 
University and I extend a personal invitation to you, your fam- 
ily and friends to return to the campus and participate in the 
Homecoming acti\'ities. The Friday evening festivities will be 
particularly colorfid and a special general meeting of the alumni 
is scheduled for Saturday morning to discuss the alumni's par- 
ticipation in the future growth of Susquehanna Uni\'ersity. A 
motel and hotel reservation blank is included in this issue of the 

You have undoubtedly heard the old remark "Homecoming 
isn"t what it used to be." The students, alumni and University 
personnel have developed an outstanding program; all that is 
needed for a "good old-fashioned" Homecoming weekend is 
your return to campus. 

Sincerely yours, 

Larry Isaacs 


Alumni Association 

Oct. 30-31 Big Days 
At Susquehanna 

\\ hicli ioxcly Sus(i iichanna 
coed will reign as 1959 Homecom- 
ing Queen? \Mi() will w in the Sus- 
quehanna - ^^■ilkes football game? 
What fraternit\- will do the most 
creative jol) decorating its 
to welcome Crusader aluiuni back 
to the campus? 

Answers to these and otlR'i 
questions will be vours at first-hand 
if you're on deck at your Alma 
Mater on October 31. Better yet, 
\\h\ not make a weekend of it? 
Tilings start to happen at 5:.3() p.m. 
on Friday, October 30. Just take 
a look at the schedule— it's loaded 
with traditional Homecoming 
events and includes a few new 
features, too. 

For example, \()u certainly 
wont want to miss the Dedication 
of Landes Gateway. Tiiis beauti- 
ful new entrance to the campus- 
completed during the summer — 
was erected in memory of Dr. Lat- 
imer S. Landes, President of the 
C:lass of 19n, by his wife. 

Banquets, limcheons, meetings 
— all kinds of opportunities for 
alumni to meet their classmates and 
friends are on the 1959 schedule 
for Homecoming at Susquehanna. 
As an added dividend, you'll see 
for yourself some of the physical 
changes heralding the beginning 
of a New Susquehanna, a Second 
Century Susquehanna — a Sus(}ue- 
lianna which does not repudiate 
till' jiast, but radier takes pride in 
the accomplishments of ynu. her 
:ilumni, and builds on thciii tor 
the future. 

You'll be hearing more about 
Homecoming from Don Wissinger 
"50, new Director of Alumni Rela- 
tions, but in the meantime, make 
\()ur plans. All roads lead to Sel- 
insgrove on October 3L 

Susquehanna Alumnus 

When You 

Come Back . . . 

You'll See 

Some Changes Made 

"Why, it doesn't look like the 
same place" . . . "You think youre 
driving into the campus of a big 
state universit\" . . . "Most beauti- 
ful addition to the plant in years." 

These are just a few^ of tlie re- 
actions to Susquehanna's new Lat- 
imer S. Landes Memorial Gateway, 
completed during the summer and 
scheduled for dedication on Home- 
coming Day, October 31 at 10:45 
a. m. The gatewa\', valued at some 
$12,000, was made possible by a 
special gift from Dr. Landes' wife. 

Dr. Landes, who was president 
of the S.U. Class of 1911, was a 
distinguished physician in York, 
Pa. He served for 20 years on the 
Susquehanna Board of Directors 
and was for 10 years on its execu- 
tive committee. Acti\'e in the 
York - Hanover District .\lumni 
Club, he was a generous contribu- 
tor to its scliolarship fund. Dr. 
Landes died last December. 

The gateway consists of two 
semi-circular red brick walls end- 

ing in tall piers on either side of 
the entering road. The piers are 
topped b\' limestone slabs with 
the legend "Susquehanna Univer- 
sity" incised in each. Each pier 
holds a large colonial-style lamp. 
Appropriate shrubbery and flowers 
ha\e been planted in the areas in 
front of the t\\'o walls. 

Tlie brownstone piers wliicli 
lieralded the entrance to Susque- 
hanna for many years ha\e been 
re-erected at the western entrance 
to the campus adjacent to Faculty 

Physical changes were also 
made this summer in Selinsgrove 
and Hassinger Halls. While the 
Hassinger work was of a compara- 
ti\eh' minor nature, Selinsgrove 
was the scene of extensive renova- 
tion. To satisf\- safety require- 
ments of the Pennsyhania Depart- 
ment of Labor and Industry, 
whicli objected to possible fire 
conditions in the building, the en- 
tire central stairwa\- area was tak- 
en out and rebuilt with new mate- 

rials, making it fire resistant for a 
period of at least one hour. 

The new main entrance to the 
historic building is now on the east 
side, formerly an entrance onlv to 
tlie second and third floor dormi- 
tories, and includes a fair-sized en- 
try hall inside. The exterior was 
redesigned in keeping with the co- 
lonial feeling of the Susquehanna 
Library and the Landes Gateway. 

On the dormitory floors cor- 
ridors were completely refurbish- 
ed, with tile floors and modern 
hghting installed. New shower 
and lavatory facilities were also 
changed in size to allow for more 
comfortable living rjuarters. As a 
result of better use of space, there 
are actually 16 more men students 
in residence now than there were 

The basement of tlie lOO-year- 
old building came in for a face- 
lifting too. Since half of it had no 
more than the original dirt floor, tliis 
was paved witli loncrete and lil- 
Cdiitimii'd on page 22 


New Faces in New Places 





Oldtiiners and returnees to Sus- 
quehanna this fall liad 21 new 
faces to become familiar with on 
the faculty and staff. Newcomers 
had to learn to know the total 
complement which now numbers 
70, including eight persons seen in 
new roles as a result of promotion 
or reassignment. 

S.U. President Gustaxe \\. We- 
ber was kept busy all summer se- 
curing and appointing the new 
faculty and staff members. He ex- 
plained that the additions were 
made "to meet the demands of an 
increased student enrollment and 
to replace last year's losses due to 
death and retirement." There are 
573 students on campus this fall, 
representing nearly 15 percent 
more than in 1958-59. 

Heading the list of new per- 
sonnel is Dr. Wilhelm Reuning, 

recently head of the history and 
political science department at 
Elizabethtown College, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. Dr. Reuning was named 
Dean of the Faculty and Professor 
of History. A native of Germany, 
the 35-year-old dean fills a post 
left vacant last March with the 
deatli of Dean Russell Gait. Dr. 
Reuning has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. 
degrees from the University of 

Appointed Associate Professor 
of Chemistry was Dr. Francis W. 
Brown, who formerly held a sim- 
ilar position at Clarkson College of 
Technology. He is a product of 
the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology and holds the M.S. 
and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard 
University. Dr. Brown also has 
wide industrial experience and 
during the past summer was en- 

gaged in chemical research for the 
U.S. Naval Propellant Plant in 
\\'ashington, D. C. 

Dr. Otto Reimherr, former Lu- 
theran Chaplain at the Unixcrsity 
of Maryland, is now .\ssistaiit Pro- 
fessor of Ik'ligion and Philosophy. 
A graduate of the College of the 
City of New York and Gett>'sburg 
Seminary, he obtained his Ph.D. 
from Coliuubia University and 
has tauglit at Gettysburg Seminary 
and \\'ittenberg College. 

New Assistant Professor of Ed- 
ucation is Robert M. Bastress, an 
S.U. graduate of 1939 who re- 
ceived his master's degree from 
Bucknell. He will also coach the 
baseball team, which he formerly 
did during 1947-1953. Mr. Bast- 
ress had been associated with Sn\'- 
der County schools since 1939 and 
most recentlv was assistant countv 


Susquehanna Alumnus 








superintendent. He has taught at 
Bucknell for the past six summers. 

Instructor in \hisic is Galen H. 
Deibler, who has bachelor's de- 
grees from the New England Con- 
servator\' and Yale University 
School of Music and the M.Mus. 
from Yale. He was also a Rocke- 
feller Scholar at the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary in Philadel- 

Arthur J. Norris is Insti^uctor in 
Business Administration. In busi- 
ness in Switzerland with McGraw 
Hill Publishing Co. for the past 
eight years, he formerly taught at 
tlie Universit)' of California, Los 
Angeles. Mr. Norris is a graduate 
of Drexel Institute of Technology 
and has his master's degree from 
New York University. 

Directing the Susquehanna 
Band as Instructor in Music is 

James B. Steffy, who pre\'iously 
\\'as band instructor at West York 
Area High School, York. Pa. Mr. 
Steffy attended the Curtis Institute 
of Music, Philadelphia, and holds 
bachelor's and master's degrees in 
music education from ^^'est Ches- 
ter (Pa.) State Teachers College 
and Penn State University respec- 
tively. He also has conducted 
various civic and city bands and 
symphonies in central and eastern 

Retiuning to his Alma Mater 
as Instructor in Matliematics is 
Blair L. Heaton, well-known and 
popular Selinsgrove High School 
teacher who had recently been 
teaching on Long Island in New 
York. An outstanding athlete prior 
to his graduation from Susquehan- 
na in 1942, Mr. Heaton is now as- 
sistant football coach, will also as- 

sist in basketball, and will be head 
coach of a revived track team in 
1960. He has his master's degree 
from Penn State. 

Mrs. Marjorie Wolfe McCune, 
S. U. '43 has come back on 
the campus as Instructor in Eng- 
lish and Latin. Formerly a teacher 
at Sunbury Junior High School, 
she is die wife of die Rev. John C. 
McCune '37, pastor of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Chinch, Williamsport. 

Insti-uctor in Fine Ails is Mrs. 
Hilda Karniol, a native Austrian 
who studied at the Vienna Acad- 
emy and under European paint- 
ers. Mrs. Karniol has gained crit- 
ical acclaim in many fields of 
painting and is especially well- 
known as an interpreter of Penn- 

Warren J. Piric, another Sus- 
Continucd on page 23 



As Christian Preacher 


The Rev. Mr. Lotz Is associate 
professor of Religion and Phil- 
osophy at Susquehanna 

For Susquehanna students and 
ahunni, the memory of Dean Rus- 
sell Gait will be that of a wise 
counselor, teacher and friend. But 
for Christian people in the 
churches where he supplied the 
pulpits, he will be remembered as 
an eloquent and consecrated 
preacher of the Gospel, a zealous 
steward rightly dividing the word 
of truth. 

As a preacher. Dean Gait had 
a fine historical sense wliich gave 
to tlie sermon strength and lasting 
w^orth. He sought to find the 
proper context of the text he chose 
and fitted it into its historical 
framework. In a notable sennon 
based on Isaiah 40:31, entitled The 
Christians Source of Strength, his 
introductory remarks gave the 
background of the te.xt. He did 
not hesitate to state clearly that it 
was likely the utterance of one of 
Israel's prophets at the time of the 
Bab\'lonian exile and designated it 
as one of the great texts of the 

In a like way. he faced the un- 
pleasant aspects of the Bible in a 
forthright manner. ^^'hen he 
preached on Nahum, he did not 
hesitate to characterize the proph- 
et's language as violent, denunci- 
atory and even sometimes vulgar. 
Then underlined in red, he printed 
in capital letters across his manu- 
script these words: How Did a 
Prophet of Jehocah Get This Way? 

Dr. Gait's answer was a 
straightforward attempt to make 

his audience aware that from 
cover to cover the Bible stresses 
the fact that God hates evil, de- 
spises sin and cannot stand iniqui- 
ty'. For it was the dean's convic- 
tion, doubtlessly inherited from his 
Scottish ancestors, that God is both 
wrath and love. For liim, Nahum 
the prophet had emphasized a for- 
gotten truth and he shared this 
conviction with his congregation. 

The essentially Christian char- 
acter of his sermons was notably 
disclosed in a sermon on Matthew 
16:13-15. In the introduction, the 
dean stressed the fact that the 
great ethnic religions do not raise 
the question concerning men's at- 
titude to the founder. This was 
the distinctive message of Chris- 
tianity and in this sermon the dean 
wrestled skillfully and successfully 
\\ ith the implications of this mes- 

Dr. Gait showed how the divin- 
it\ of our Lord can be overstressed 
to the exclusion of his humanity. 
\\'hen that is the case, then our 
Lord's life would not afford men 
the help they need. On the other 
hand, it was pointed out, to assert 
that Jesus was only a great and 
good man would have made him a 
prophet, the Messiah, but nothing 
more. In this serm(m, Dr. Gait 
made it clear that in the life of 
Christ is a mystery, but one that 
asserts Jesus Christ is both God 
and man. No preacher, in the 
dean's opinion, could offer any log- 
ical argument that would con- 

vince others tluit Jesus Christ is 
the Son of God. This was a con- 
clusion that men, like Peter, 
reached by revelation and experi- 
ence. Dr. Gait testified that in 
Eg\i5t— as he worked w ith his Mos- 
lem students— this experience was 
deepened and strengthened by his 
renewed study of the life of Christ. 
Dr. Gait's preaching was not 
only Christ-centered, fordiright, 
evangelical but extremely personal 
and practical. On one manuscript 
is an account of a response he had 
received from a listener. The wo- 
man had been a Presbyterian all 
her life, and once told her Polish 
maid that she herself had never 
felt she could go to confession as 
she had no sins to confess to a 
priest. To this, the maid retorted: 
"You have! You have the devil's 
own temper." Obviously Dr. Gait 
noted this on the manuscript of 
the sermon to embellish it at a 
later date with a telling illustra- 

A Prayer of Dr. Gait 

Alniiglitij God, l-'ountain of all 
truth: we tlitink thee for the rev- 
cUition of fJiij iiroce which is able 
to nuikc us wise unto everlasting 
life. Mercifully grant, we beseech 
thee that the truth which we have 
studied this day may tlirougJi thy 
blessing bring forth in us the fruit 
of good living, to the honor and 
praise of thy name, through Jesus 
Christ, our Lord. Amen. 


Susquehanna Alumnus 

Dean Zimmer administers freshman tests. 

Books, books, books for everyone. 

S. U. Enrolls Largest Freshman Class in History 


It was a busy summer at Sus- 

The Admissions and Registrars 
offices were ti'ving to squeeze in 
good students who apphed late. 
Tlie Dean's office was assigning 
students to rooms it wasn't sure 
would be ready for occupancy on 
opening day (P.S. They were 
ready just in time). President 
Weber had as heavy a speaking 
and preaching schedule as he has 
throughout the year. New stafl 
members were learning new jobs. 
The Business Manager pushed, 
prodded ;md wheedled contractors 
into completing needed construc- 
tion and repairs. 

In the midst of all the bustle, 
students and \'isitors came and 
went in a steady stream during the 
three-montli period. 

Earh' in June Summer Session 
began, running for six weeks and 
ser\ing some 45 students. 

Camp Susquehanna of the Sus- 
quehanna Conference, Central 
Pennsylvania S\Tiod, United Lu- 
theran Church in America, was in 
operation from July 19 thru Aug- 

ust 9. Total registration — a rec- 
ord — was 424 boys and girls. 
Headed by the Rev. Adam P. 
Bingaman of Montgomery, Pa., a 
staff of 27 conducted the camp. 

Some 60 ULCA pastors at- 
tended a Seminar on Christian 
Social Responsibility September 
9-11. Special lecturers were Dr. 
Martin J. Heinecken, professor of 
systematic theology at the Lu- 
theran Theological Seminary, Phil- 
adelphia, and Dr. Harold Haas, 
executive secretary of the ULCA 
Board of Social Missions. The 
seminar was one of four sched- 
uled for the summer and fall at 
\;irious locations in the Central 
Pennsylvania Synod. 

On September 11-12 the synods 
7th annual Rural Life Conference 
brought to the S.U. campus more 
than 125 pastors, councilmen and 
other chvu-ch workers. Leaders of 
this conference included Dr. Wil- 
liam II. Lazareth, professor of sys- 
tematic theology at tlie Pliiladel- 
phia Seminary, and Dr. F. L. 
\\ hale\', professor of psychology at 
Penn State University. 

Tofal Student Body at 573 

The largest Freshman class in 
the history of Susquehanna Uni- 
versity underwent an intensive 
four-day orientation period on the 
campus beginning September 16. 
The class numbers 225 including 
105 men and 120 women. 

S.U. had a total enrollment of 
around 500 in former years. For 
1959-60 the total reached 573- 
also the largest in the institution's 

Susquehanna's orientation pro- 
gram, for transfer students as well 
as freshmen, featured get-ac- 
quainted sessions, aptitude and 
psychological testing, guidance 
and other procedures to help the 
new students make their adjust- 
ment to college life. The program 
continued tlirough the weekend. 
Classes began at Susquehanna on 
\Ionda\' morning, September 21. 

Dr. Albert A.. Zimmer, new 
Dean of Students and Professor of 
Education, was in charge of the 
event, assisted by members of the 
faculty and administrati\'e staff. 
The Student Orientation Commit- 
tee was headed by Miss Virginia 
Alexander of New Britain, Pa. and 
Harold Bingaman of Selinsgrove, 


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